Lincoln (Neb.) - Nov. 20, 2001 - The Gallup Poll and the Gallup Research Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will conduct an in-depth program Nov. 27 in Washington, D.C., focused on public opinion in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
"Public Opinion in the Age of Terrorism" was developed primarily for journalists. It will provide a look at how Americans have reacted to the terrorist attacks and the war that has followed, and how all this has changed America's views of government, values beliefs and everyday life.
"We're interested in bringing together people to talk about the range of American public opinion in the aftermath of Sept. 11," said Allan McCutcheon, director of the Gallup Research Center and Clifton distinguished professor of survey research at UNL. "We really want to consider whether Sept. 11 was a watershed event in the American psyche and how it has changed the way Americans think about themselves and society, and about the world around them."
Some of the nation's leading public opinion and policy scholars will lead the discussion sessions, including Bill Schneider of CNN and Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute. Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll, will moderate the discussions.
Among the questions that will be examined are: Why has support for the
military action in Afghanistan been so high? Has the public's view of the
role of government been changed permanently? How much power does the
public want its president to have? What have we learned from past wars
about the predicted path of decay of support?
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