2021
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190931056.013.41
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Mark Tessler, Michael Robbins, Amaney Jamal

Abstract: This chapter uses data from Arab Barometer surveys and an embedded experiment carried out in seven Arab countries in 2016–2017 to examine views about the Islamic State held by ordinary Sunni Muslim citizens. The data show that attitudes toward the Islamic State are very negative. There is some variance, however, and this is considered in hypotheses and associated causal stories in which the dependent variables are attitudes toward the goals of the Islamic State; toward the organization’s methods, meaning its u…

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