Torture Approval in Comparative Perspective

  title={Torture Approval in Comparative Perspective},
  author={Peter Miller},
  journal={Human Rights Review},
  • Peter Miller
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Human Rights Review
Torture is (almost) universally condemned as barbaric and ineffective, yet it persists in the modern world. What factors influence levels of support for torture? Public opinion data from 31 countries in 2006 and 2008 (a total of 44 country-years) are used to test three hypotheses related to the acceptability of torture. The findings, first, show that outright majorities in 31 country-years reject the use of torture. Multiple regression results show that countries with high per capita income and… Expand

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