A few months prior to the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, public opinion in Pakistan had grown considerably less supportive of terrorism; in the latest Pew Global Attitudes survey, only 9% of Pakistanis said that suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilians were “often” or “sometimes justified” in order to defend Islam from its enemies, whereas in 2004, 41% expressed that view.
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Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.