More angry than scared? A study of Public Reactions to the Manchester Arena and London Bridge terror attacks of 2017

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Abstract

Although public reaction to disaster has been the subject of much research, reactions to acts of terrorism have been studied less, sustaining a common assumption that fear is the generic response. The present paper tests this assumption through a survey of reactions to the Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge attack of 2017, and the findings suggest that an important likely additional modal citizen reaction to such events is one of anger at the perpetrators, holding important implications for public policy and security practice in the wake of such acts.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 7 May 2020

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