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Posted on July 29, 2014 in Reports
Conducted on June 27-29, 2014, American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims, provides a critical update on the Arab American Institute's polling in 2010 and 2012 tracking identical issues. Taken in context, the 2014 poll indicates a persistent trend of increasingly negative attitudes by Americans towards the Arab and Muslim communities.
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Key Findings: Arabs and Muslims have the lowest favorable/highest unfavorable ratings among the groups covered, and one in four Americans were either unfamiliar with or not sure of their attitudes toward these two communities. A significant number of Americans (42%)...Read more
Posted on July 24, 2013 in Reports
Between 7/12/13 and 7/13/13, Zogby Analytics conducted a survey of 1,014 US likely voters on their attitudes toward Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood. The poll was conducted just days after Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was deposed from office by the military following a popular protest movement. Comparing the data from the most recent survey to similar Zogby studies conducted on US attitudes toward Egypt going back to 1993 it is clear that American attitudes toward Egypt continue on a downward trend. Today, among Americans, Egypt has a 26% favorable rating and a 46% unfavorable rating. Favorable ratings are...Read more
Posted on April 11, 2013 in Reports
For most of the past two decades, American opinion of Egypt has been overwhelmingly favorable. In the 1990’s attitudes were almost four to one favorable—with positive ratings in the 60% range. Today, however, only 36% of Americans have a favorable view of the country. And, in our most recent poll, almost one-half of Americans have a negative view of Egypt, a significant rise even since our January 2012 poll.
While modern Egypt has been known in the Arab World for its cinema, its comedy and music, and its political and intellectual leadership, the image of the country has never been...Read more
Posted on September 04, 2012 in Reports
New polling on American attitudes toward to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict show sharp differences in opinion between political parties and age groups.
Conducted in August 2012, the poll shows: A plurality of Americans (40%) believe U.S. policy should steer a "middle course" between Israelis and Palestinians. A plurality (34%) also supports the Palestinian right of return, but Americans are evenly divided on the issue of settlements and the future status of Jerusalem. Surprisingly high numbers of Americans (20-58%) are unsure or have no opinion on most issues. There is strong bipartisan support for the idea that Israelis and Palestinians...Read more
Posted on August 21, 2012 in Press Releases
For Immediate Release Contact Omar Tewfik (202) 652-4988 August 21, 2012
The American Divide: How We View Arabs and MuslimsPolling data highlights how anti-Muslim and anti-Arab political rhetoric over the past two years has influenced American public opinion
The Arab American Institute will release the results of a poll conducted this summer on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims on Thursday, August 23, 2012. AAI will release the results of the poll at a press briefing hosted by AAI president Dr. Jim Zogby.
Of the findings, AAI President James Zogby stated:
“The numbers from our latest poll highlight that...Read more
Posted on February 09, 2012 in Reports
JZ Analytics was commissioned by New York University (Abu Dhabi) to conduct an online survey of American attitudes toward Egypt. Conducted in January 2012, the poll shows:
• Americans hold a net negative view of Egypt• Americans are wary of the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in government• Americans are sharply divided along partisan lines when it comes to future U.S.-Egyptianrelations• 60% of Americans say they need to know more about Egypt; 55% say their knowledge aboutEgypt comes from the media
The continued turmoil in Egypt, the behavior of the military authority (SCAF), and questions about the Muslim Brotherhood's new...Read more
On April 3, 1998, 81 U.S. Senators (out of 100) sent a letter to U.S. President Bill Clinton insisting that he not use public pressure against Israel in an effort to break the impasse in the Middle East peace process.
A recent poll of U.S. voters, however, demonstrates that this one-sided view held by the U.S. Congress is totally out of touch with U.S. public opinion on Middle East issues.
The poll, commissioned by Al Majallah Magazine and the Arab American Institute (AAI) of Washington, D.C., was conducted by the New York firm of Zogby International. From April 19 to...Read more
Poll surveys American opinion on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, compares data from similar surveys done in past years.
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Zogby International conducted interviews of 1,005 likely voters chosen at random, nationwide. Conducted from April 2 to 4, the poll surveyed opinion on the Arab Israel conflict. Margin of error is +/- 3.2%.
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