U.S Public Opinion Supports Palestinian Right to Return (2000)

Posted on January 04, 2012 in Reports

American voters support the implementation of Palestinian rights in any future Middle East peace agreement. A survey of 890 likely voters nation-wide shows 66 percent of Americans support the Palestinians right to independent statehood - with only 13 percent opposed.

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Nationwide Poll of U.S. Voters on Attitudes Toward Crisis in The Middle East Peace Process (1997)

Posted on January 04, 2012 in Reports

U.S. Public Opinion is overwhelmingly decided that Israel Should "stop building the new settlement (at Jabal Abu Ghnaim) and restart peace talks with the Palestinians." This poll was conducted for As Sharq Al Awsat and AAI by Zogby International.

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Related Material: As Peace Process Drifts, US Public Opinion Shifts Toward Balance

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

Posted on January 04, 2012 in Reports

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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American Views on Arab and Muslim Americans: 2010

Posted on January 04, 2012 in Reports

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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American Opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted on March 25, 2010 in Reports

More than four-in-five Americans (81%) agree the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a negative impact on U.S. interests, including a majority of both Democrats (88%) and Republicans (77%), a new Arab American Institute/Zogby Interactive survey finds. While Americans agree the conflict has a negative impact, they are split about how to deal with the situation. Fifty percent of Americans agree the Obama Administration should steer a middle course in pursuing peace in the Middle East. There is a strong divide on this question with 73% of Democrats agreeing that the President should steer a middle course while only 24% of Republicans hold...

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The U.S. and the World

Posted on January 07, 2002 in Washington Watch

With so much discussion here in the U.S. about “Why do they hate us?”, it might appear that the Middle East was the only region of the world where the U.S. had an “image” problem. A fascinating new study conducted by the Pew Research Center in the U.S., however, presents a more complex picture. The Pew study, part of their “Global Attitudes” project, measured the attitude about the U.S. of opinion leaders from 24 countries in six different regions of the world.

The results are quite remarkable since they show that a rather substantial gap exists between U.S. opinion and...

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New Poll Shows Damage Done

Posted on December 24, 2001 in Washington Watch

There is almost no good news in the most recent Zogby International poll on the U.S. public’s attitudes toward some Middle East countries and the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict.

The poll surveyed the views of 1004 Americans during the period of October 17 through October 21, 2001. The poll has a margin of error of +3.2%.

The results show that there has been a precipitous decline in the support that Americans give to two key U.S. Arab allies: Egypt and Saudi Arabia. In fact, the ratio of favorable to unfavorable views for both countries is the worst ever recorded in ZI...

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U.S.-Lebanon Relationship: The Rebuilding That Must Be Done

Posted on September 06, 1999 in Washington Watch

In an October 1996 speech marking Lebanese Prime Minster Rafiq Hariri’s visit to Washington, then Secretary of State Warren Christopher spoke eloquently of the U.S.- Lebanese relationship and of Lebanon’s effort to rebuild after 15 years of devastating war.

Christopher noted:

“Since the establishment of Lebanon in 1943, our two nations have enjoyed a strong relationship. The strength of out ties has in many ways derived from the important contributions that Lebanese Americans have made to our society.”

The bonds of friendship were strong, but became frayed during Lebanon’s long war. Especially destructive was the devastating Israeli invasion...

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