Arab Americans and American Muslims Are at Risk

Posted on August 04, 2014 in Washington Watch
This past week the Arab American Institute (AAI) released its third biannual poll of American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. Conducted by Zogby Analytics, 1100 likely voters were surveyed nationwide. The results were deeply troubling.
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How Arabs View President Obama and the United States

Posted by Washington Report on Middle East Affairs on August 01, 2014 in News Clips

On June 4, 2009, a newly inaugurated President Barack Obama gave a much-anticipated speech at Egypt’s Cairo University. ­The “Cairo speech,” as it has come to be known, was to signal a change in relations between the U.S. and the Middle East.

Five years later, what has changed? That was the topic addressed by James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), in a recent Zogby Research Services poll (conducted in May) on Arab attitudes toward the United States. The Middle East Institute and AAI co-hosted a launch of the poll’s results and a discussion of their significance at...

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We All Need A Break

Posted on August 01, 2014 in Countdown
The line between liberty and security continues to blur, as news such as Greenwald’s revelations in the Intercept about NSA surveillance and the FBI’s counterterrorism practices emerge every few weeks. We only need to look at the latest AAI Poll on American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims to understand why these practices continue without much outcry.
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Americans Dislike Muslims, Arabs

Posted by OnIslam on July 30, 2014 in News Clips

CAIRO – Though Americans were outraged by report that they are being spied on by the National Security Agency, a large number of them has voiced support for law enforcement profiling of Muslims, giving the religious minority the lowest favorable ratings among the groups covered, a new survey said.

“A significant number of Americans (42%) support the use of profiling by law enforcement against Arab Americans and American Muslims,” the survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics, was released on Tuesday, July 29, Huffington Post reported.

The survey also shows American attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans have turned for the worse since...

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Poll shows Americans’ opinion of Arabs getting worse

Posted by i24news.com on July 30, 2014 in News Clips

Zogby poll shows only 27% of Americans have a favorable view of Arabs and Muslims, worse than in 2010

Americans' view of Muslims has gotten worse since 2010 a new Zogby poll commissioned by the Arab American Institute reveals.

In 2010, 35% of Americans had a favorable view of Muslims. In the new poll, only 27% of Americans have a favorable view of Muslims. This negative view is most prevalent among Republicans and senior citizens.

A large number of Americans – 42% - support law enforcement using profiling against Arab and Muslim Americans. Despite this, Americans who say they personally...

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Poll Shows Americans’ Views of Arabs, Muslims Have Gotten Worse

Posted by NBC News on July 29, 2014 in News Clips

How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with negative feelings strongest among Republicans and senior citizens, according to a poll released on Tuesday. Only 27 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Muslims, down from 35 percent in 2010, according to the Zogby poll, commissioned by the non-profit Arab American Institute. Favourable attitudes towards Arabs dropped to 32 percent from 43 percent in 2010. The poll also found that 42 percent of respondents believe an American Muslim's religion would influence his or...

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American opinion of Arabs, Muslims is getting worse: poll

Posted by Chicago Tribune on July 29, 2014 in News Clips

How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with negative feelings strongest among Republicans and senior citizens, according to a poll released on Tuesday. Only 27 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Muslims, down from 35 percent in 2010, according to the Zogby poll, commissioned by the non-profit Arab American Institute. Favorable attitudes toward Arabs dropped to 32 percent from 43 percent in 2010. The poll also found that 42 percent of respondents believe an American Muslim's religion would influence his or her decision making in an important government job. The same percentage believe...

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Americans’ Attitudes Toward Muslims And Arabs Are Getting Worse, Poll Finds

Posted by Huffington Post on July 29, 2014 in News Clips

WASHINGTON -- Americans were outraged to learn they were being spied on by the National Security Agency, but many support law enforcement profiling of Muslims, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Arab American Institute.

The survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics for the advocacy group, found that 42 percent of Americans believe law enforcement is justified in using profiling tactics against Muslim-Americans and Arab-Americans. The survey also shows American attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans have turned for the worse since the Arab American Institute first began polling on the subject in 2010. The new poll found favorability...

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AAI Poll Release: American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Blog
By Myles Teasley Summer Intern, 2014 In a live-stream event on July 29th, Dr. Jim Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, and Matt Duss, incoming President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, released a new Zogby Analytics poll on American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims.
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American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims: 2014

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%)...

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