Social-Psychological Predictors of Support for Terrorism, 2009-2011



Using a social-psychological approach that views terrorism as a violent manifestation of intergroup behaviour, this project aims to identify contextual and psychological predictors of support for (and opposition to) political violence among British Muslims.
This mixed-methods research was conducted in four interrelated phases:
Qualitative interviews of British Muslims.
An online pilot survey of British Muslims.
A multi-level face-to-face survey conducted by a professional survey company. Interviews were conducted in 66 Double Output Areas with a Muslim penetration of 10 per cent or more, which were randomly drawn from a sample frame stratified by Muslim penetration, Government Office Region, and Index of Multiple Deprivation.
A follow-up telephone survey. Respondents in Wave 1 who had agreed to be contacted again (48 per cent) were approached approximately five months after the first interview.
21 interview transcripts; 466 pilot survey respondents; 670 multi-level face-to-face survey respondents.
Date made available29-Feb-2016
PublisherUK Data Service
Date of data production2009 - 2011
Geographical coverageGreat Britain

Keywords on Datasets

  • conflict
  • Security
  • Peace
  • Religion
  • Minorities
  • cultural identity
  • discrimination
  • political interest

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