American Attitudes on Immigration, Civil Rights, and Surveillance (2017)

Posted on January 27, 2017

The Arab American Institute (AAI) released a new Zogby Analytics poll tracking American Attitudes toward immigration, civil rights, and surveillance on Friday, January 27, 2017.


Key Findings 41% of Americans, including 52% of Democrats and 44% of Independents, believe we should proceed with the plan to resettle Syrian refugees. 59% of Democrats and a plurality of Republicans and Independents believe that undocumented immigrants, with no criminal record currently living and working in the United States should have a path to legal status....

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Middle East 2016: Current and Future Challenges (December 2016)

Posted on December 15, 2016

With the public release of the report Middle East 2016: Current Conditions and the Road Ahead, Dr. James Zogby examines views about the war in Syria, the roles of the United States, Russia, and Iran in the region, and causes of extremism, violence, and instability. The poll and resulting report were commissioned by the Sir Bani Yas Forum, convened annually in the United Arab Emirates on the initiative of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. Foreign Minister. The findings are being made...

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Arab American Voters 2016: Identity and Political Concerns

Posted on October 25, 2016

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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American Attitudes Toward The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2016)

Posted on July 27, 2016

The Arab American Institute (AAI) released a new Zogby Research Services poll tracking American Attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.


Key Findings Overall, nearly half (49%) of Americans view Israelis favorably, and nearly half (49%) view Palestinians unfavorably. Despite this, American voters believe that Israelis and Palestinians deserve equal rights by a margin of 65% to 14%. There is a strong partisan divide on U.S. policy toward Israel. Republicans are more likely to perceive current policies as favoring the Palestinians, and more likely to believe the next administration...

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Muslim Millennial Attitudes on Religion and Religious Leadership

Posted on January 15, 2016

Executive Summary

During October and November of 2015, Zogby Research Services conducted face-to-face polls, sur- veying 5,374 Muslims between the ages of 15 and 34 in eight Arab countries: Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, and Palestine. We had been commissioned by the Tabah Foundation to explore attitudes of the Muslim millennial generation, speci cally with respect to their attitudes toward religious identity, authority and religious leadership, religion and politics, personal religious devotion, reform, and religious extremism. 

Sampling Methodology

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Arab American Voters 2014: Their Identity and Political Concerns

Posted on November 25, 2014

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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American Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims: 2014

Posted on July 29, 2014

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

Posted on June 03, 2014

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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Israel and Palestine: 20 Years After Oslo

Posted on January 31, 2014

As Israelis and Palestinians look back at the 20 years that have elapsed since their leaders signed the Oslo Accords in Washington, there are areas where their perceptions sharply differ, others in which they find agreement, and a few areas where the attitudes of both communities are somewhat conflicted. 


The approach used for conducting the poll involved face-to-face, in-home personal interviews of 1,000 Israeli adults and 1,000 Palestinian adults during the month of August 2013. A multi-stage sampling methodology was employed for selection of respondents. The sample obtained was nationally representative and comprised adult males and females, who were...

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