Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Blog

At a press conference yesterday, AAI President Jim Zogby released the 2011 Zogby International public opinion poll of Arab attitudes towards the United States, and offered an analysis of the findings. The results show a dramatic drop in US favorability ratings in the region, falling below Turkey, China, France, and Iran. Far from seeing the U.S. as a leader in the post-Arab Spring environment, the countries surveyed viewed “U.S. interference in the Arab world” as the greatest obstacle to peace and stability in the Middle East, second only to the continued occupation of Palestine. (Click here to view the executive summary of the poll). As you can see below, the poll results have received extensive global media coverage:

Washington Post: Arab World’s view of US, President Obama increasingly negative

Boston Globe: Obama, US viewed less favorably in Arab World, poll shows

Time Magazine: Obama Fails to Budge Arab Opinion

Politico: Obama popularity falls in Arab World

NPR: New Poll Finds US Viewed Less Favorably in Arab World

National Journal: Poll: Views of US, Obama Drop Sharply Across Arab World

Salon: US more unpopular in the Arab World than under Bush

Ha’aretz: Obama’s ratings plummet in Arab World

AlJazeera:  US standing plunges across Arab world

Mondoweiss: Arab countries see Israeli occupation as greatest threats to Middle East peace (not Iran)

News Max: James Zogby: US Popularity in Arab nations Plummets Under Obama

CNS News: Poll: Obama's Outreach Has Not Improved Arab's Views of the US

AFP: Arab world's ratings of Obama, US plummet: poll

Commentary Magazine: Obama's Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush's

Democratic Underground: Poll: Obama's ratings plummet in Arab World

On CNN w/Wolf Blitzer:

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