International Public Opinion Toward Terrorism


See also:
Israeli Opinion Toward Terrorism
Palestinian Attitudes on Terrorism
US Public Opinion Toward Terrorism

Is suicide bombing justifiable? (Pew Research Center)*

Country
Percent of Muslims responding Often/Sometimes Justified
 
2002
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Israel
-
-
-
-
-
-
7%
-
Palestinian Territories
-
-
-
-
70%
-
68%
-
Bangladesh
44%
-
-
-
20%
-
-
-
Egypt
-
-
-
28%
8%
13%
15%
20%
Ghana
30%
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Indonesia
26%
-
15%
10%
10%
11%
13%
15%
Ivory Coast
56%
-
-
-
30%
-
43%
-
Jordan
43%
-
57%
29%
23%
25%
12%
20%
Lebanon
74%
-
39%
-
34%
32%
38%
39%
Nigeria
47%
-
-
46%
42%
32%
-
34%
Pakistan
33%
41%
25%
14%
9%
5%
5%
8%
Tanzania
18%
-
-
-
11%
12%
-
-
Turkey
13%
15%
14%
17%
16%
3%
4%
6%
Uganda
30%
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Uzbekistan
7%
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
*Based on Muslim respondents.

How concerned are you about Islamic extremism in the world? (Pew Research Center)

Country
Percent responding Concerned
 
2005
2006
2008
2009
2010
Palestinian Territories
-
-
-
51%
-
Britain
80%
84%
-
-
-
Canada
79%
-
-
-
-
China
-
18%
-
-
-
Egypt
-
54%
65%
63%
70%
France
89%
89%
-
-
-
Germany
87%
93%
-
-
-
India
81%
85%
-
-
86%
Indonesia
-
65%
75%
70%
72%
Jordan
-
60%
64%
66%
70%
Lebanon
-
-
70%
69%
69%
Netherlands
90%
-
-
-
-
Nigeria
-
52%
52%
60%
73%
Pakistan
-
71%
73%
76%
63%
Poland
62%
-
-
-
-
Russia
84%
73%
-
-
78%
Spain
82%
77%
-
-
-
Tanzania
-
-
70%
-
-
Turkey
-
39%
37%
43%
39%
United States
79%
79%
-
-
-

How concerned are you about Islamic extremism in your country? (Pew Research Center)

Country
Percent responding Concerned
 
2005
2006
2008
2009
2010
Palestinian Territories
-
-
-
53%
-
Britain
70%
77%
-
-
-
Canada
56%
-
-
-
-
Egypt
-
68%
72%
62%
61%
France
73%
76%
-
-
-
Germany
78%
82%
-
-
-
India
84%
85%
-
-
88%
Indonesia
-
43%
60%
61%
59%
Jordan
-
69%
61%
44%
44%
Lebanon
-
-
78%
79%
80%
Netherlands
76%
-
-
-
-
Nigeria
-
54%
53%
55%
76%
Pakistan
-
74%
72%
79%
65%
Poland
37%
-
-
-
-
Russia
84%
74%
-
-
79%
Spain
77%
66%
-
-
-
Tanzania
-
-
62%
-
-
Turkey
-
46%
41%
47%
43%
United States
70%
72%
-
-
-

Do you have confidence in Osama bin Laden to do the right thing in world affairs? (Pew Research Center)*

Country
Percent of Muslims responding Confidence in Osama bin Laden
2003
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Israel
-
-
-
-
-
16%
-
Palestinian Territories
72%
-
-
57%
-
52%
-
Egypt
-
-
27%
18%
19%
23%
19%
Indonesia
59%
36%
35%
41%
37%
25%
25%
Jordan
56%
61%
24%
20%
19%
28%
14%
Kuwait
20%
-
-
13%
-
-
-
Lebanon
19%
4%
-
2%
2%
4%
0%
Nigeria
45%
-
61%
52%
58%
54%
48%
Pakistan
46%
52%
38%
38%
34%
18%
18%
Tanzania
-
-
-
11%
21%
-
-
Turkey
15%
6%
4%
5%
3%
2%
3%
*Based on Muslim respondents.

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of al Qaeda? (Pew Research Center)*

 
Unfavorable
Favorable
Nigeria
34%
49%
Jordan
62%
34%
Indonesia
56%
23%
Egypt
72%
20%
Turkey
74%
4%
Lebanon
94%
3%
*Based on Muslim respondents.