American Views on Arab and Muslim Americans: 2010

Posted on January 04, 2012

Zogby International was commissioned by Dr. James Zogby to conduct an online survey of 2100 adults. A sampling of Zogby International's online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the US, was invited to participate. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender, education to more accurately reflect the population. The margin of error is +/- 2.2 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups. The MOE calculation is for sampling error only.

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Arab Opinion Polls: U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq, Arab Political Concerns and Social Media

Posted on January 04, 2012

During the Month of September 2011, Zogby Research Services conducted three polls in Iraq, six other Arab countries, the United States, and Iran to gauge public opinion on the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, political concerns and governance and the role of social media in the Arab Spring.

Iraq: The War, Its Consequences & the Future

During the month of September 2011, we conducted surveys in Iraq, six other Arab countries, the United States, and Iran in an effort to measure attitudes toward: the impact of the war in Iraq.

Political Concerns & Government

Nine months into the “Arab Spring,”...

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Testimony to House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Posted on January 04, 2012

House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, and Subcommittee on Middle East and Asia

Arab Opinion on American Policies, Values and People 

For the past five years we at Zogby International have had the opportunity to poll regularly and extensively in countries across the Arab world. Some of our polls that have generated the greatest attention have been those that have focused on what Arabs think about America: our people, products, values, and our policies that affect their region. Equally significant, however, have been our groundbreaking surveys of Arab values, concerns, expectations, and needs.

Testimony by Dr. James J. Zogby: May...

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Coalition Letter to Department of Homeland Security on TSA Racial Profiling Audit

Posted on December 01, 2011

AAI, along with 37 ethnic and religious organizations, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Acting Inspector General, Charles K Edwards. The letter officially requests DHS “undertake a comprehensive publicly-reported audit of the civil rights impact of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screening policies on racial and religious minorities.”

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Arab Attitudes Toward Syria: 2011

Posted on October 25, 2011

Executive Summary

What emerges is stark relief from the results of this poll is the degree to which the Syrian government of Bashar Al Assad has become isolated and is looked on with near universal disfavor across the entire Arab world. Just three years ago, we polled in 11 Arab countries asking respondents to name a leader they most respected. In five of these countries, Bashar Al Assad ranked among the top three mentioned - the only Arab leader to be mentioned in more than two states. As the results presented below make clear today, support for Al Assad has virtually dried up.

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Community Letter to John Brennan on Anti-Muslim Training Materials

Posted on October 19, 2011

AAI co-signed a letter with 57 Muslim, Arab and South Asian organizations to John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism. The letter expressed concern over the federal government's use of offensive training materials about Muslims and Islam.

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Arab Attitudes Toward Iran: 2011

Posted on July 27, 2011

Findings from part two of the the latest Arab American Institute six Arab nations poll show real concern with Iran’s current and future role in the region.The poll surveys six Arab nations’ attitudes towards Iran and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) issues. The key finding is that a substantial majority of Arabs believe that Iran plays a negative role in both Iraq and the Arab Gulf region. Conducted during the first three weeks of June by Zogby International, over 4,000 Arabs were surveyed, with a margin of error of +/- 3.5% in Morocco, Egypt, KSA; and +/- 4.5% in Lebanon,...

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Arab Attitudes: 2011

Posted on July 13, 2011

With the 2008 election of Barack Obama, favorable attitudes toward the U.S. more than doubled in many Arab countries. But in the two years since his famous “Cairo speech,” ratings for both the U.S. and the President have spiraled downwards. The President is seen overwhelmingly as failing to meet the expectations set during his speech, and the vast majority of those surveyed disagree with U.S policies.   In five out of the six countries surveyed, the U.S. was viewed less favorably than Turkey, China, France—or Iran. Far from seeing the U.S. as a leader in the post-Arab Spring environment, the countries...

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Profiling and Pride: Arab American Attitudes and Behavior Since September 11

Posted on July 11, 2011

In May 2002, the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) commissioned a survey of Arab American attitudes and behavior since September 11. The May survey is compared to a similar poll commissioned by AAIF in October 2001, in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks. On some variables a three-way comparison is made, including findings of a survey of Arab American attitudes taken in 2000. The findings of the May 2002 survey reveal that Arab Americans have increased their concern about how the aftermath of September 11 has affected their community, but continue to maintain strong attachments to their ethnic identity...

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The 2008 Election: How Arab Americans Will Vote and Why

Posted on June 03, 2011

Zogby International conducted an omnibus telephone poll of Arab Americans nationwide between September 8th and September 13th, 2008.The target sample is 501 interviews with approximately 46 questions asked. Samples are randomly drawn over national cds using Zogby International's list of Arab surnames in conjunction with a purchased surname list. Zogby International surveys employ sampling strategies in which selection probabilities are proportional to population size within area codes and exchanges. Up to six calls are made to reach a sampled phone number. Cooperation rates are calculated using one of AAPOR’s approved methodologies1 and are comparable to other professional public-opinion surveys conducted...

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