Percepción del riesgo sobre ataques terroristas y consumo de mediosuna aproximación comparada en el ámbito europeo

  1. Francisco Javier Alarcón González 1
  2. Giselle García Hípola 2
  3. José Manuel Trujillo Cerezo 3
  1. 1 Universidad de Jaén

    Universidad de Jaén

    Jaén, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Granada

    Universidad de Granada

    Granada, España


  3. 3 Universidad de Burgos

    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España


Revista UNISCI / UNISCI Journal

ISSN: 2386-9453

Year of publication: 2017

Issue: 44

Pages: 91-114

Type: Article

More publications in: Revista UNISCI / UNISCI Journal


This research takes an empirical approach on individual factors that can influence the perception of suffering a terrorist attack, taking as a case study the European framework. Several studies on the American reality have shown evidence of how media consumption or different individual factors influence this perception. In this article, we also examine contextual interference by integrating a cross-country approach with data from ESS. Findings highlight that, indeed, there are some factors such age or interest in politics whose influence would be important over many frontiers; But, in the same way, there are some interesting differences between the countries, once these and other factors are considered. Thus, although terrorism is increasingly a phenomenon of a global nature, its citizens’ vision maintains signs of local understanding and a domestic approach.

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