A Word About Polling

Posted on May 23, 2020 in Washington Watch

By Dr. James J. Zogby

Last week, the Middle East Institute released our new book, “The Tumultuous Decade.” It presents the findings of a decade of Zogby Research Services’ (ZRS) polling across the Middle East and North Africa. Because there are often questions asked about how we poll, what we poll about, and the usefulness of the data we gather, I thought it might be useful to discuss these matters with you, my readers.

I dedicated this book to the hundreds of field workers who conducted the interviews and tens of thousands of randomly selected respondents who...

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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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Michigan Arab Americans Could Be The Swing Vote in 2016

Posted by Shadi Matar on November 12, 2015 in Blog
New polls in Michigan show that the people of Michigan are split on who they want to be the next President of the United States. Many factors such as, Hilary Clinton’s rising unfavorable rating over the handling of her emails during her time as Secretary of State and the many back and forth comments between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, have made voters more undecided as we get closer to the 2016 Presidential Elections.
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Organizing for Arab American Professional Excellence

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on October 09, 2015 in Blog
Arab Americans are an integral part of America's growth and success with individuals from the community leading in a range of professional fields from science and medicine, to engineering and architecture and beyond. The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) is one of the many professional organizations in the United States that mobilizes Arab American professionals in their respected fields. AAAEA is dedicated to helping professionals and students in the fields of engineering, architecture and computer science network with one another via various social, technical and educational events. In an interview, Maher Abdel-qader, a co-founder and current President of the Tri-state area chapter of AAAEA, spoke about their mission, how they organize their members around issues that are important to Arab Americans and the organization’s annual gala.
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Leading Arab American Concerns, Jobs & the Economy

Posted by Sabrin Qadi on August 17, 2015 in Blog
Because of their lifelong investment in the economy, it is no surprise that the top concerns of Arab Americans currently are jobs and the economy. A poll taken by the Arab American Institute illustrates the top concerns of the community from 2010-2014 ranking jobs and economy as highest and taxes as lowest concern.
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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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The Arab American Vote: 2012

Posted on October 01, 2012 in Washington Watch

Arab Americans matter. Well integrated into all spheres of American life, Arab Americans are teachers, medical professionals, auto-workers, and first responders. In communities across the country the Arab American business community is a key to local prosperity. Arab Americans are also a bridge to their countries of origin, providing critical political and business insights into developments unfolding in the MENA region. And Arab Americans have been termed "the weak link in America's civil liberty chain" - because the rights of the community are sometimes put at risk by aggressive unconstitutional law enforcement practices. 

In an election year, in several areas...

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U.S. Attitudes Toward Arab Countries and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2000)

Posted on January 04, 2012 in Reports

American voters are demonstrating an increasingly favorable attitude toward Arab countries. Commissions by Abu Dhabi Television and AAI the poll interviewed 1012 randomly selected U.S. voters from December 18 to 21, 2000. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.2%.

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Related Material: New Year Begins with High-Ratings for Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, U.S. Opinion and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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The Arab American Vote: 1996-2002

Posted on January 04, 2012 in Reports

Zogby International surveyed 500 Arab American voters during the last week of October 2002. The poll, commissioned by the Arab American Institute, has a margin of error of +/-4.5%.

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Related Material: How Arab Americans Voted and Why (2000)

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