The impact of terror on trust, institutions and redistribution

Raphaël Franck, Zoya Nissanov*

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This article takes advantage of the timing in the implementation of the European Social Survey (ESS) in Israel to assess the impact of political violence on individual attitudes towards trust, institutions and redistribution. The results suggest that a terror attack occurring on the day of an interview positively and significantly improves individual views on interpersonal trust but does not modify views on political and legal institutions. Furthermore, rocket attacks make respondents more likely to support redistribution policies, and unlike terror attacks, have a persistent impact on individual attitudes.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)960-968
Number of pages9
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2020

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  • European Social Survey
  • Gaza
  • Israel
  • Terror attacks
  • preferences
  • rocket attacks
  • trust


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