Poll: Public Opinion in a Conflicted Middle East

Posted by Guest on November 30, 2017 in Blog

By: Sarah Seniuk For the 7th year, Zogby Research Services and the Arab American Institute conducted public opinion polling across the Middle East on behalf of the Sir Bani Yas Forum. This week, James Zogby was joined by Yousef Munayyer, Barbara Slavin, Gönül Tol, and Paul Salem to discuss the findings and their implications. Poll questions this year sought to understand the importance of relations with other countries in the region in addition to the US and Russia; the international roles at play in Syria,...

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American Attitudes Toward Arabs, Muslims, Immigration, Civil Rights, and Surveillance (July 2017)

Posted by Arab American Institute on July 31, 2017 in Blog

The Arab American Institute (AAI) released a new Zogby Analytics poll in July, 2017, tracking American Attitudes towards Arabs, Muslims, immigration, civil rights, surveillance, and hate crimes. AAI President James Zogby breaks down the headlines: To download the full poll results click here.    To read "Negative Campaign Against Arabs and Muslims Has Consequences" by James Zogby, click here.  Key Findings: American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims are sharply divided along partisan lines, with Democrats holding a favorable view of...

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Washington Watch: Poll - Negative Campaign Against Arabs and Muslims Has Consequences

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby While, as president, Donald Trump has worked to cultivate a relationship with Arab leaders, the antipathy towards Arabs and Muslims that he and his party have cultivated in recent years continues to have a worrisome impact on American public opinion and policy.   Recent polling conducted three weeks after Trump's summits in Saudi Arabia, establishes the persistence of a deep and disturbing partisan divide in American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. On many questions, the views of Democrats and Republicans are exactly the opposite of one another, with Republican attitudes toward the...

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Washington Watch: Saudi Arabia is Changing

Posted on February 25, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby Something is happening in Saudi Arabia. The country is undergoing real change. Many commentators have written about it, but in some instances their observations have been based on a one-off visit comparing what they've just seen with the biases they've learned—without context or history. I am by no means an expert on Saudi Arabia, but as someone who has visited the country over four dozen times in the past four decades and who has been able to conduct polling across the Kingdom for the past decade and a half, I want to share...

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Washington Watch: Iranians are Dissatisfied

Posted on January 07, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby In the lead-up to Iran's presidential elections, a new Zogby Research Services (ZRS) poll shows that the Iranian people are not happy with either their economic situation or their government's priorities and performance. The ZRS poll was conducted in the last quarter of 2016 for the Sir Bani Yas Forum (SBY) and involved face-to-face interviews with over 1,000 Iranians nationwide. The results of this year's survey established growing dissatisfaction among Iranians and stood in marked contrast to the findings of our 2014 and 2015 SBY surveys of public opinion in Iran.  

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Key Findings: The Arab American Vote 2016

Posted by Arab American Institute on October 25, 2016 in Blog

To download the full poll, please visit: http://www.aaiusa.org/arab_american_voters_2016_identity_and_political_concerns

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Arab American Voters 2016: Identity and Political Concerns

Posted on October 25, 2016 in Reports

Download the Arab American Vote 2016: Identity and Political Concerns poll release here.

Executive Summary

Political Concerns 

In a survey of 502 Arab Americans conducted by Zogby Analytics between 10/4/16 and 10/12/16, Hillary Clinton tops Donald Trump among likely voters 60% to 26%.

The steady migration of Arab Americans away from the Republican party continues, with Arab American Democrats outnumbering Republicans by a 2-1 margin. A majority of Arab Americans support Hillary Clinton for the Presidency, citing her...

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Iranian Americans Polled on Nuclear Deal

Posted by Meredith Pahowka on June 22, 2015 in Blog
In May 2015, AAI President Jim Zogby and Zogby Research Services (ZRS) conducted a set of polls that explored the attitudes and views of Iranian Americans, and also surveyed the general public on the recent nuclear negotiations and broader U.S.-Iran relations. ZRS conducted these polls for the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans’ (PAAIA) 2015 National Public Opinion Survey. PAAIA then hosted a congressional briefing to release the results of the survey.
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Arab American Voters 2014: Their Identity and Political Concerns

Posted on November 25, 2014 in Reports

Executive Summary

Identity and Personal Concerns

Ethnic pride and identity remains high among Arab Americans. A majority of Arab Americans identify by either their country of origin and as Arab American, or as Arab American alone. Republicans are the only subgroup in which a majority of individuals do not identify as Arab American.

43% of Arab Americans have experienced discrimination based on their ethnicity or country of origin and 41% are concerned about it happening in the future. American Muslims are especially concerned about facing future discrimination. Despite these concerns, a majority of Arab Americans feel very secure in their...

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5 Years After the Cairo Speech: How Arabs View President Obama and America

Posted on June 03, 2014 in Reports

In 2009, President Obama delivered his landmark speech in Cairo - a speech that was largely received with enthusiasm by an Arab world ready for a new era of U.S. policy. This poll looks at the major issues driving Arab attitudes toward the United States five years later in seven Arab countries. The poll examines Arab attitudes toward U.S. policy on the Syrian conflict, Egypt's interim government, negotiations with Iran, the two-state solution, and U.S. commitments to improving ties with the Arab World.

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Key Findings Despite the persistence of...

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