The effect of terrorism on public attitudes and individual well-being in Great Britain
Key contacts: Professor Vincenzo Bove
Partners: Dr. Georgios Efthyvoulou (University of Sheffield) and Dr. Harry Pickard (University of Sheffield)
Start date: 01.06.2021
End date: 31.05.2023
Although terrorism violence poses a small risk of victimization, it is a major source of public fear, and can have important consequences for democratic institutions and processes. The project will provide a systematic analysis of the consequences of terrorism for public attitudes towards key policy-relevant issues, including immigration and civil liberties, and for subjective well-being. With its long history of battling a variety of terrorist attacks within its borders, Great Britain provides a laboratory for understanding whether and how terrorism has shaped public sentiments over the last 30 years. The project will help devise effective strategies to minimize terrorism costs.