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On the Determinants of Terrorism Risk Concern in Europe

Published on 1 January 2012

This study investigates whether differences in terrorism risk are mirrored on terrorism risk perception across European countries for the period 2003-2007, based on 15 micro-level responses from the Eurobarometer.

Our strategy is to sequentially add different sets of covariates in order to analyze observed variations in terrorism risk concern across countries and time in Europe. We find that across all specifications the average propensity for terrorism risk concern is affected by actual risk levels. Furthermore, country and individual heterogeneity contribute significantly to the explanation of observed variations in terrorism risk perceptions.

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