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Tempered Public Reaction to London Attacks

Questionnaire

PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PRESSJULY 2005 RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE SURVEYFINAL TOPLINEJuly 7-10, 2005N=964Q.1Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? [IF DK ENTER AS DK.IF DEPENDS PROBE ONCE WITH:Overall do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?IF STILL DEPENDS ENTER AS DK]Dis-Don'tApproveapproveknowJuly, 200547467=100June, 200542499=100May, 200543507=100Late March, 200549465=100Mid-March, 200545469=100February, 200546477=100January, 200550437=1002004December, 200448448=100Mid-October, 200444488=100August, 200446459=100July, 200446468=100June, 200448439=100May, 200444488=100Late April, 200448439=100Early April, 2004434710=100Late March, 200447449=100Mid-March, 200446477=100February, 200448448=100Mid-January, 2004563410=100Early January, 200458357=1002003December, 200357349=100November, 2003504010=100October, 200350428=100September, 200355369=100Mid-August, 2003563212=100Early August, 2003533710=100Mid-July, 2003583210=100Early July, 2003602911=100June, 2003622711=100May, 200365278=100April 10-16, 200372226=100April 9, 200374206=100April 2-7, 200369256=100March 28-April 1, 2003 71236=100March 25-27, 200370246=100March 20-24, 200367267=100March 13-16, 2003553411=100February, 2003543610=100January, 2003583210=1002002December, 2002612811=100Late October, 2002592912=100Early October, 200261309=100Mid-September, 2002672211=100Early September, 2002632611=100Late August, 2002602713=100August, 2002672112=100Late July, 2002652510=100July, 2002672112=100June, 2002702010=100April, 2002691813=100Early April, 2002741610=100February, 200278139=100January, 200280119=1002001Mid-November, 20018497=100Early October, 20018488=100Late September, 20018677=100Mid-September, 200180911=100Early September, 2001513415=100August, 2001503218=100July, 2001513217=100June, 2001503317=100May, 2001533215=100April, 2001562717=100March, 2001552520=100February, 2001532126=100Q.2X How closely have you been following news about the terrorist bombings in London, England? [READ]MadridBaliMid-March 2004Late Oct 200236Very closely342040Fairly closely353417Not too closelyOR18256Not at all closely12201Don't know/Refused (VOL.)11100100100ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=486]:Q.9XF1Now I'd like your views on some people.(First,) would you say your overall opinion of[INSERTITEM; RANDOMIZE] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly UNfavorable, or very unfavorable?[INTERVIEWERS: PROBE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN"NEVER HEARD OF" AND "CAN'T RATE."]NeverCan't-------Favorable-----------Unfavorable-----Heard ofRateTotalVeryMostlyTotalVeryMostly(VOL)(VOL)a.F1George W. Bush53233045261902=100Late March, 200553233045271802=100Mid-October, 2004 (RVs)562630422319*2=100Early October, 2004 (RVs)57273040202003=100Early September, 2004522527432419*5=100September 11-1449242546271905=100September 8-10552827402119*5=100August, 200458273139221703=100June, 2004521933452223*3=100Early February, 200453213244251903=100Gallup: January 29 - February 1, 2004 52----47------1=100Gallup: January 2-5, 200465----35------*=100Gallup: October 6-8, 200360----39------1=100Gallup: June 9-10, 200366----33------1=100April, 200372373525111403=100December, 200268353327111605=100July, 2001612239351421*4=100January, 200160243633122107=100May, 2000581840311219110=100March, 199961214021714414=100November, 199754134118612919=100c.F1British Prime Minister Tony Blair 6623431037519=100Late February, 20047537381147410=100April, 200368323610371012=100ASK ALL:Q.10X How worried are you that there will soon be another terrorist attack in the United States? [READ]VerySomewhatNot tooNot at allDK/Refusedworriedworriedworriedworried(VOL)July, 2005254419111=100Mid-October, 2004174327121=100August, 2004204425101=100July, 2004174126151=100June, 2004254220121=100Mid-March, 2004204225121=100Early February, 2004134228161=100Mid-January, 2004204524101=100August, 2003134529121=100March, 2003224220142=100February, 200334411771=100January, 200318502381=100December, 200231421881=100Early October, 2002204622111=100Late August, 2002164625121=100June, 20023244177*=100January, 200220422891=100December, 2001133927192=100October 15-21, 2001294218101=100October 10-14, 2001274019122=100Early October, 2001284515111=100Q.24XDo you think that the terrorist attacks over the past few years are a part of a major conflict between thepeople of America and Europe versus the people of Islam, or is it only a conflict with a small, radical group?IF CONFLICT WITH A SMALL RADICAL GROUP (2 IN Q.24X) ASK:Q.24YDo you think this conflict is going to grow into a major world conflict, or do you think it will remainlimited to a small, radical group?Late AugMid-Oct2002200128Major conflict352862Conflict with a radical group526325Is going to grow into a major world conflict19--33Will remain limited to a small, radical group28--4Don't know/Refused5--10Don't know/Refused139100100100
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