Attitudes of Arabs (2005)

Posted on January 04, 2012

An In-Depth Look at Social and Political Concerns of Arabs

Arabs are looking more inward today, focusing on issues close to home and self-identifying more with their countries. And despite concerns with employment, most Arabs are quite optimistic about their future. These are some of the results of a new Zogby International poll conducted in the last half of October 2005. Commissioned by Young Arab Leaders, a Dubai based group, but supported, as well, by the Arab American Institute, the poll surveyed 3,900 Arabs from Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, and Jordan.

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Rafic Hariri Assassination (2005)

Posted on January 04, 2012

The continuing signs of ferment in evidence in the streets of Beirut are being heralded in the US as signs that “another Middle East domino is falling.” The Bush Administration has been quick to latch on to the demonstrations as a validation of the President’s democracy campaign.

But as horrific as the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was and as inspiring as the mass mobilization of the “cedar revolution” has been, the demonstrations don’t tell the whole story of what is happening in Lebanon today. A recent poll of 1,250 Lebanese, representing all religious groupings in the country,...

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Poll Shows Bases for Unity in Lebanon (2005)

Posted on January 04, 2012

Despite deep differences, which continue to divide the so-called “opposition” and “loyalist” movements in Lebanon, there are some important areas of agreement that could form the basis for national unity and democratic reform in that country. This is one of the initial findings of a new Zogby International/Information International poll taken in Lebanon during the second week of April 2005.

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Dole‘s Jerusalem Effort Receives Little Public Support (1995)

Posted on January 04, 2012

The AAI Poll conducted by the John Zogby Group of New York was the first such survey of U.S. public opinion attitudes towards the status of Jerusalem. The poll surveyed 900 registered voters from July 17 to 20, 1995 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.3%

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5 Nation Survey of the Middle East

Posted on January 04, 2012

Continuing Conflict in Iraq and Palestine Deepens U.S.-Arab Rift with Growing Costs to Both Sides

Results of the 2006 AAI/Zogby International poll in 5 Arab countries show: Overall Arab attitudes toward U.S. have worsened; negative attitudes have hardened Attitudes toward U.S. policies in Iraq and Palestine are to blame Attitudes toward American values, people and culture have declined as well Uncertainty resulting from these two conflicts has significantly dampened Arab confidence in prospects for economic development and political stability

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Arab Gulf Business Leaders Look to the Future (2006)

Posted on January 04, 2012

Significant developments are taking place in the Arab Gulf region. Dramatic increases in oil revenues have spurred what some are calling an “Arab Renaissance,” with record construction, investment, and growth observed in many of the area’s countries. At the same time, some of the region’s governments have taken new initiatives aimed at liberalizing their economies and, in varying degrees, their political systems. All of these positives, however, are occurring against the backdrop of worrisome destabilizing developments, some in the broader region and others in the Gulf itself.

How are the region’s business elites looking at these developments and the long-term...

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Arab Business Council: 6-Nation Survey (2006)

Posted on January 04, 2012

Impact of Events on Economic Development

Impact of Events on Political Stability

Better Off/Worse Off: vs. 4 Years Ago & vs. 4 Years From Now

Reform, Opportunity and Issues

Demographics

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Four Years Later: Arab Opinion Troubled By Consequences of Iraq War (2007)

Posted on January 04, 2012

Four years after the start of the US-led war in Iraq, the Arab world is deeply worried about the consequences of that conflict.  Of particular concern is the degree to which the war has emboldened neighboring Iran and the heightened danger that Iraq, as a country, may unravel in a civil war that could spill over into the broader region.

These are a few of the highlights of the Zogby International (ZI)/Arab American Institute (AAI) poll conducted between February 26 and March 10, 2007.  The poll, which surveyed 3,400 Arabs in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE and Lebanon, had a...

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