American public’s baffling silence

Posted by Gulf News on September 11, 2012 in News Clips

It never ceases to amaze just how willing the American public is to be duped by their politicians and media that never stop grovelling before a tiny Middle Eastern country with a population of less than eight million — often in detriment to their own national interests. On issues unconnected with Israel, American people are generally fair-minded. So it is difficult not to conclude that the masses are victims of state indoctrination when the majority has no clue that Israel is an illegal occupier of Palestinian land.A survey conducted by the Arab American Institute shows that up to 58 per...

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AAI Co-Hosts DNC Policy Forum on Middle East Peace with J Street

Posted on September 04, 2012 in Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact Omar Tewfik Cell: (202) 494-2942 September 4, 2012

AAI Co-Hosts DNC Policy Forum on Middle East Peace with J Street

Ahead of the forum, AAI will release the results of its latest poll on U.S. attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Arab American Institute (AAI) will co-host a policy forum today, September 4 at 1:30pm with J Street entitled Israeli-Palestinian Peace: A U.S. Policy Imperative. AAI will also release the data of its latest poll on U.S. attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prior to the forum at 1:00pm. The forum will address the latest political developments...

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American Opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - 2012

Posted on September 04, 2012 in Reports

Executive Summary

New polling on American attitudes toward to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict show sharp differences in opinion between political parties and age groups.

Conducted in August 2012, the poll shows: A plurality of Americans (40%) believe U.S. policy should steer a "middle course" between Israelis and Palestinians. A plurality (34%) also supports the Palestinian right of return, but Americans are evenly divided on the issue of settlements and the future status of Jerusalem. Surprisingly high numbers of Americans (20-58%) are unsure or have no opinion on most issues. There is strong bipartisan support for the idea that Israelis and Palestinians...

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Poll On Religion: What Do Republicans, Democrats Think?

Posted by Young Turks on August 27, 2012 in News Clips

 Young Turks use AAI poll on 'American perceptions of Muslims' in one of their segments on Youtube.Video Attached Below

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AAI Releases New Poll on Attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims

Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Blog
Conducted on August 15th and 16th, The American Divide: How We View Arabs and Muslims, surveyed American attitudes toward Arabs, Muslims and eleven other groups and religions. Among other things, the poll highlights a sharp generational and partisan divide with respect to views on Arabs and Muslims.
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New poll finds Americans evenly divided in views of Muslims

Posted by The Washington Post on August 24, 2012 in News Clips

Americans are almost evenly divided in how they view Muslims, according to a survey released Thursday (Aug. 23) by the Arab American Institute in Washington.But the online survey, which also gauged views on Mormons, Jews, Catholics, evangelicals, Buddhists and Hindus also found a striking generational gap and significant differences between political groups.“The American Divide: How We View Arabs And Muslims,” found that 41 percent of Americans had unfavorable views of Muslims, compared to 40 percent who held favorable views.That’s an improvement from 2010, when another Arab American Institute survey found that 55 percent of Americans viewed Muslims unfavorably, compared to...

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Republicans Have Strongly Negative Views Of Muslims, Arabs: Poll

Posted by Huffington Post on August 23, 2012 in News Clips

Anti-Muslim and anti-Arab views are pervasive among members of the Republican Party, a new poll released this week suggests.According to a survey on views toward various religions commissioned by the Arab American Institute, Republican sentiment toward Muslims produced the highest negative results, with 57 percent of respondents saying they had unfavorable opinions. Only 26 percent said they had favorable opinions. Republicans gave Muslim-Americans slightly higher marks, responding 47 percent unfavorably and 35 percent favorably. Though not gauging a direct religious following, the results were similar on questions regarding Arabs, who received 53 percent unfavorable to 27 percent favorable...

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Poll: Republicans Really Aren’t Big Fans of Arabs or Muslims

Posted by Mother Jones on August 23, 2012 in News Clips

A majority of Republicans have unfavorable views of Muslim and Arab Americans and don't trust them with responsibilities in government, according to a new poll from the Arab American Institute.   "The problem is one, partly borne I think of bigotry," said Jim Zogby, the institute's president, citing events like the controversy over the Islamic community center near Ground Zero, the anti-Shariah bans passed in conservative states, and the recent letter penned by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and a handful of other House Republicans that accused certain Muslims serving in the federal government...

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Poll: GOP really dislikes Muslims

Posted by on August 23, 2012 in News Clips

Anyone wondering why Rep. Michele Bachmann would launch a witch hunt against Muslims or why the Republican Party would add a plank to its platform opposing Shariah law need look no further than a new poll conducted by the Arab American Institute.

The poll, released today, asked Americans for their views on various religious groups, as well as on Arabs and Arab-Americans. It also asked respondents how confident they would be that a Muslim or Arab-American holding a position of influence in government could do their job without letting “ethnic loyalty … influence their decision-making.”

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Watch Live: AAI Poll Release: Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims

Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Blog
The Arab American Institute is releasing the results of a poll conducted this summer on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. AAI will release the results of the poll at a press briefing hosted by AAI president Dr. Jim Zogby. The polling data highlights how anti-Muslim and anti-Arab political rhetoric over the past two years has influenced American public opinion.
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