Posted by on March 06, 2013 in Blog
Posted by Public Radio East on March 05, 2013 in News Clips
Today, NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten moderates the latest panel in The National Conversation series - a discussion around views on Iran and its policies based on a recent poll released by Zogby Research Services. The findings reflect a survey of 20 Arab and Muslim nations including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula States, the Maghreb, Egypt and Sudan; and non-Arab Muslim neighbors of Turkey, Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
You can stream the conversation live today from 12:30 - 2:00 PM (ET), or in an archive video following the event. Join the discussion on Twitter with @TheWilsonCenter.Read more Original Article
Posted by on March 05, 2013 in Blog
Posted on February 27, 2013 in Press Releases
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Iran's Fall From Favor: 20 Nation Poll Finds Decline in Support Among Arabs, Muslims. Worrisome Sectarian Divide Opens.
On March 5, 2013, Dr. James Zogby of Zogby Research Services (ZRS) and President of the Arab American Institute (AAI) will release the results of an extensive survey of Arab and Muslim attitudes toward Iran, its policies and its nuclear program. The poll will be released at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.
Comparing the 2012 results with earlier polling, Zogby will discuss several significant shifts in attitudes across the region that have occurred in...Read more
Posted by the Guardian on February 15, 2013 in News Clips
(Below is an excerpt from Glenn Greenwald's piece in the Guardian which cites a poll the Arab American Institute conducted in 2011)
A 2011 Arab American Institute poll found that "US favorable ratings across the Arab world have plummeted. In most countries they are lower than at the end of the Bush Administration, and lower than Iran's favorable ratings." The same year, a poll of public opinion in Egypt - arguably the most strategically important nation in the region and the site of Obama's 2009 Cairo speech - found pervasively unfavorable views of the US at or even...Read more Original Article
Posted on February 04, 2013 in Washington Watch
Posted by "Open Zion": The Daily Beast on January 30, 2013 in News Clips
The media reports out of Israel these days are all about coalition-wrangling. Will Benjamin Netanyahu reach the magical 61 Knesset seats necessary to form a government by combining his 31 Likud-Beiteinu seats and the 19 from Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid with those of ultra-Orthodox parties like Shas (11 seats) and United Torah Judaism (7), which might create new opportunities to advance the peace process but could stymie efforts to force ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military? Or will Netanyahu and Lapid instead ally with Naftali Bennett’s settler-dominated Jewish Home party (12 seats), which might be more open to a...Read more Original Article
Posted on December 30, 2012 in Washington Watch
Posted by NPR on December 27, 2012 in News Clips
Possible revisions to how the decennial census asks questions about race and ethnicity have raised concerns among some groups that any changes could reduce their population count and thus weaken their electoral clout.
The Census Bureau is considering numerous changes to the 2020 survey in an effort to improve the responses of minorities and more accurately classify Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern and multiracial populations.
Potential options include eliminating the "Hispanic origin" question and combining it with the race question, new queries for people of Middle Eastern or North African heritage, and spaces for Asians to list their country of descent....Read more Original Article
Posted by Jerusalem Post on December 21, 2012 in News Clips
WASHINGTON – American Jews are more optimistic about the chances of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and are less hardline in their views of core issues such as Jerusalem and settlements than the Israeli public is, according to a new survey.Pluralities of both groups see American Jews’ opinion as important when it comes to making Israeli-Palestinian peace, with 45 percent of Israelis thinking so as opposed to 21% who don’t, and 58% of American Jews who do versus 20% who don’t.That opinion, however, tends to be more to the Left than the Israeli Jewish public, according to a poll conducted in...Read more Original Article