BANGLADESH RESEARCH SERIES FACT SHEET NO. 1.4: Islamic Militancy in Bangladesh


This fact sheet provides a snapshot of findings from the RESOLVE Network’s 2016-2017 Bangladesh Research Initiative. As part of the Initiative, RESOLVE conducted a nationwide survey of 4,067 Bangladeshi respondents enumerated in April 2017. Respondents were asked about three high-profile events of domestic extremist violence in the past twelve years, as well as key democratic principles, such as elected representatives, an independent judiciary, freedoms of speech and assembly, and property rights. Findings derived from the survey regarding militant groups and tactics provide insight into how Bangladeshis view the most prominent militant organizations operating in the country in the recent past and present. The findings also expose important variation in support for militant groups and tactics based on gender, education, and socioeconomic standing. 

To learn more about the research methodology and longer form findings, please refer to this fact sheet’s companion RESOLVE Research Brief: Islamic Militancy in Bangladesh: Public Awareness and Attitudes.


Suggested citation:

RESOLVE Network. Bangladesh Research Series Fact Sheet No. 1.4: Islamic Militancy in Bangladesh. Washington, D.C.: RESOLVE Network, 2018. https://doi.org/10.37805/fs2018.5.bgd.