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A Public Divided: Americans’ Attitudes about Torture

The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA use of torture in interrogations of suspected terrorists has ...
Wall with graffiti reading stop terrorism

Then and Now: Terrorism Fears

Terrorism in the modern sense first began to enter the American consciousness with the rise of bombings and hijackings in ...

If We Torture, What Makes Us Different From Those We Condemn?

Where We Live - WNPR by John Dankosky and Betsy Kaplan (Jackie Filson, Lydia Brown, and Tucker Ives contributed to this ...
Everything's different nothing's changed

Everything’s Different, Nothing’s Changed

Public Perspective, January/February 2002. The immeasurable tragedy of September 11, 2001, and the events that followed, mean that everything has ...

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2015 ORC/CNN Survey Datasets Available

Seven Opinion Research Corporation/Cable News Network (CNN) national studies conducted from June to December, 2015 are now available for download ...
ABC News/Washington Post polls

ABC News/Washington Post Poll Update

Six ABC News/Washington Post polls conducted from May, 2014-January, 2015 are now available for download. These studies cover topics including ...
September 11, 2001 New York City clouded in smoke

September 11, 2001 surveys from days following the attack

These polls, taken in the days immediately following the September 11th attacks, reveal the public’s personal reactions to the events, ...
September 11th Tribute in Light from Bayonne, New Jersey

Two Years After September 11th

Conducted two years after the 9/11 attacks, this CBS News Poll asks New York City residents about the effects and ...

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