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Terrorists, Treatment of

Attitudes about how terrorists should be punished, questioned or treated.


Below are 15 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • SPTRIAL from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Holding U.S. citizens who are accused of terrorism for special military trials, rather than turning them over to the non-military court system. [This question was asked of half the sample.] (SPTRIAL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FOODMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Withholding food and water. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (FOODMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HARMMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Threatening to harm the suspect s family members. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HARMMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HEATMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Exposing the suspect to extreme heat or cold.[QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HEATMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HOODMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Keeping a hood over the suspect s head for long periods of time. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HOODMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HUMLMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Sexually humiliating the suspect. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HUMLMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • KICKMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Punching or kicking the suspect. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (KICKMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NAKDMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Making the suspect go naked. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (NAKDMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NOISMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Bombarding the suspect with loud noise for long periods of time. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (NOISMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHCKMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Applying electric shocks to the suspect. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SHCKMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHOTMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Threatening to shoot the suspect. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SHOTMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SLEPMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Not allowing the suspect to sleep. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SLEPMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TORTVIEW from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • On another subject, some people say (its acceptable to torture people suspected of terrorism, in cases where other methods have failed and the authorities believe the suspect has information that could prevent terrorist attacks and save lives.) (Other people say the use of torture is never acceptable because it s cruel, it may violate international law, it may not work, and it could be used unnecessarily or by mistake on innocent people.) Whats your view -- do you think it s acceptable to torture people suspected of terrorism in some cases, or do you think the use of torture is never acceptable? [Rotate items in parentheses] (TORTVIEW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WATRMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004LEARN MORE
    • As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Holding the suspect s head under water. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (WATRMETD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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