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Global Views on the Death of Osama Bin Laden, 2011

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Gallup International Association
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
bin Laden, Osama; fatalities; military operations; military personnel; Obama, Barack; political attitudes; public opinion; terrorism; terrorist threat
  • Abstract

    This survey, fielded May 2011, was conducted in 27 countries to solicit public opinion on the killing of Osama bin Laden. Respondents were asked about their views on the killing of bin Laden and whether the person killed by American forces was actually bin Laden. In addition, the survey queried respondents on whether terrorism in the world would increase, decrease, or remain unchanged and whether their view about President Obama became better, worse, or remained unchanged after the bin Laden incident. Demographic information includes sex, age, household income, education, employment status, religious affiliation, and settlement type.
  • Methods

    Two types of weights are applied one from the member country and the other by Gallup International Association, calculated on the basis of country population.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Global Views on the Death of Osama Bin Laden, 2011
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-05 / 2011-06
    Time period: 2011-05--2011-06
  • 2011-05-11 / 2011-06-02
    Collection date: 2011-05-11--2011-06-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Algeria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia-Hercegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China (Peoples Republic)
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Macedonia
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Global population of individuals 15 years of age and older. Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Probability sampling methods have been used in all the polled countries. In general multi-stage stratified sampling methods have been employed. The error margins are in the range of +/- 3-5 percent at 95 percent confidence level.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), face-to-face interview, telephone interview, web-based survey

    Sample type, weights, and mode of collection vary by country. Please refer to the "Methodological Report" section of the ICPSR codebook for additional information on sample type and mode of collection for each country.

    Please refer to the "Methodological Report" section in the ICPSR codebook for those countries that were participants in this survey. The setup files may contain references to a number of countries that were not participants in this survey. This collection contains no data for these countries.

    Please disregard the column locations provided in the "Questionnaire" as they are not applicable to the ICPSR-provided data file. The column locations for the ICPSR-provided data file can be found in the SPSS and SAS setup files, and Stata dictionary file.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 33503 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Gallup International Association (2012): Global Views on the Death of Osama Bin Laden, 2011. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.