The George W. Bush Administration

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The George W. Bush administration was riddled with many tragic events, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks, and economic hardships that made lasting impressions of the American peoples’ perceptions of our government and the world outside of the United States’ boundaries. The six people who conducted this research, George Shambaugh, Richard Matthew, Roxane C. Silver, Bryan McDonald, Michael Poulin, and Scott Blum, set out to discover how the before mentioned events effected the group unit of analysis, “U.S. Public”, views towards our government, the media, terrorism, and their overall outlook on America’s future. It had appeared that they had the predetermined notion that because of terrorist attacks and natural disasters the U.S. public would be pessimistic and afraid foreign countries. Other suggested hypothesis were that peoples’ independent identities affect their perception of national and personal threat, outlook for the future, trust in the government, and approval of policies passed in our nation’s difficult times in a way that creates a noticeable divide at these identities. Although, neither of these hypothesis seem to be true. This was explanatory research with a fixed sample panel research design. Which is a better choice than the other longitudinal research design, repeated cross-sectional, because it allows the researchers to gage the shift in the U.S. Public’s stands on terrorism as a personal threat as well of the detrition of salience for different…

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