AAI President and Director of Zogby Research Services (ZRS), Dr. James Zogby, addresses some concerns with interpretations being given to the results of the most recent ZRS poll in Egypt: Egyptian Attitudes: Divided and Polarized. AAI released the data on November 26th.
In the midst of the confusion and uncertainty that characterizes current US-Egypt relations and with American and Egyptian attitudes toward each other having plummeted to all-time lows, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a "little" gem of a project that shows a way forward.
Today, on National Voter Registration Day, AAI and the Yalla Vote campaign launched a new voter registration widget. The widget is designed to make registering to vote easier than ever for our community. Simply enter your information into the secure online form and the widget will pull up all the appropriate forms for you to complete that are required by your state’s Board of Elections.
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Wednesday December 04, 2013
On August 3, 2013, Hassan Rouhani took office as president of Iran. Shortly thereafter, from August 26 to September 22, 2013, Zogby Research Services (ZRS) surveyed 1,205 adults across Iran in an effort to better understand the Iranian public’s attitude toward their new president—and how the views of Rouhani’s supporters differ from those who opposed his election. AAI will make the poll available on Friday, December 6 during a live-streamed panel discussion on the results beginning at 10am ET. Read More »
Monday December 02, 2013
This Friday, December 6th, “The Muslims Are Coming!” to the Artisphere Theater in Rosslyn, Virginia. The film, directed by Arab American comedian Dean Obeidallah and Iranian American Negin Farsad, documents a traveling comedy tour as they perform free shows across America using the proven power of comedy to tackle Islamophobia and dispel misperceptions about Muslims. Given the troubling trend of Islamophobia we have identified over the past few years in American political discourse and law enforcement, and in the attitudes of the general American public, this film comes at an important time. Read More »
Tuesday November 26, 2013
From September 16-28, Zogby Research Services (ZRS) conducted a poll on Egyptian attitudes for the Sir Bani Yas Forum in Abu Dhabi. The poll, released to the public today, is the third in a series surveying changing Egyptian attitudes toward developments as they unfold: how they view their government and institutions; areas of agreement and disagreement; and their hopes for the future. The two earlier polls in the series were released by ZRS in May 2013 before former president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, and in late July following his removal from power by the military. ZRS’s most recent poll has opened a window, allowing us to better understand how attitudes have shifted over time. Read More »
Tuesday November 26, 2013
By Isaac Levey
At about 10:15 PM Saturday night (3:15 AM Sunday morning, local time), negotiators in Geneva, Switzerland announced that the United States and other world powers had reached a deal with Iran that, for the first time, puts real limits on its nuclear program. The deal was worked out between Iran and the “P-5+1” – the U.S., the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany. Considering that the U.S. and Iran started high-level negotiations only a few months ago – the first such talks since Iran seized the U.S. embassy and took American diplomats hostage in 1979 – this is a very significant development. Read More »