The American Divide: How We View Arabs and Muslims

Conducted on August 15th and 16th, 2012, The American Divide: How We View Arabs and Muslims, surveys American attitudes toward Arabs, Muslims and eleven other groups and religions. Among other things, the poll highlights a sharp generational and partisan divide with respect to views on Arabs and Muslims. In 2010 - in the wake of the Park 51 controversy, AAI conducted a similar poll on views toward Arabs and Muslims. The data extracted from both polls indicates that anti-Arab and anti-Muslim political rhetoric has taken a toll on American public opinion, especially along age and party lines.

JZ Analytics conducted an online survey of 1052 US Likely Voters between 8/15/12 thru 8/16/12. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 1052 is +/- 3.1 percentage points.

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View similar: American Views on Arab and Muslim Americans (2010)

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