Posted on August 21, 2012 in Countdown
Posted on August 17, 2012 in Press Releases
For Immediate Release Contact Omar Tewfik (202) 652-4988 August 17, 2012
The American Divide: How We View Arabs, Muslims and the Middle East Conflict
Arab American Institute to Release U.S. Public Opinion Data Ahead of Republican and Democratic National Conventions
Over the summer of 2012, the Arab American Institute conducted a poll: The American Divide: How We View Arabs, Muslims and the Middle East Conflict. AAI will release the results of the poll next week at a press briefing hosted by AAI president Dr. Jim Zogby. The poll will be released in conjunction with more than a decade’s-worth of polling...Read more
Posted by on August 12, 2012 in News Clips
We welcome the recent decision by the US Census Bureau to expand the race categories it uses to count US residents. Notwithstanding, this is a controversial step that will displease many groups, but for Arab Americans, the prospects of being fully counted is a welcome step even though some have expressed reservations.
The recent recommendations released by the US Census stems from new government research on the best ways to count the nation's demographic groups. The objective of the recommendations is to keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race by making broad changes to these surveys that would treat...Read more Original Article
Posted by Fox News on August 08, 2012 in News Clips
WASHINGTON – To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat "Hispanic" as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term "Negro" and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners.
The recommendations released Wednesday stem from new government research on the best ways to count the nation's demographic groups. Still it could face stiff resistance from some racial and ethnic groups who worry that any kind of wording change in the high-stakes government count could yield a lower tally for them.
"This is...Read more Original Article
Posted by on July 23, 2012 in News Clips
Michele Bachmann is flailing around accusing all the US government officials of Muslim heritage of being connected to the Muslim Brotherhood (which in turn she misunderstands as a radical group). Not only did she attack the aide to Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, but when Rep. Keith Ellison complained about her McCarthyite campaign, she launched the same accusation at him (Ellison is one of two Muslims in the Congress).Bachmann’s bizarre behavior (there, I’ve been redundant) is alarming the Republican establishment. Even right wing poobah Mike Rogers (R-Michigan), head of the House intelligence committee, after initially supporting her, has backed away from...Read more Original Article
Posted by The Daily Star on July 21, 2012 in News Clips
BEIRUT: Just over one-third of Lebanese believe that laws should be based on the values and principles of Islam, while almost one in five believe that laws should comply strictly with the Quran, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
While these figures, along with the rise of Islamist groups in parts of Lebanon and the greater Middle East, may worry sections of the secular and Christian populations, political analysts believe Lebanon’s diverse religious makeup renders wholesale radicalization unlikely.
“Lebanon has a unique character,” observes Dr. James Zogby, founder and president of the Washington,...Read more Original Article
Posted by The Daily Beast on July 16, 2012 in News Clips
Quick: what was Barack Obama elected to do? Save the economy, sure. Give everyone health care, sure. But that’s not all. For many of his most passionate supporters, Obama was elected to restore America’s reputation in the world.
He’s largely failed. Yes, the United States is today somewhat more popular in Europe than it was in the bad old Bush days. In Britain, according to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, America’s favorability rating has jumped from 53 percent in 2008 to 60 percent today. In Germany, it has surged from...Read more Original Article
Posted on April 16, 2012 in Washington Watch
Posted by Newsmax on March 17, 2012 in News Clips
As this week marked the one-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising, prominent Middle East expert James Zogby tells Newsmax.TV that popularity for that country’s ruler has plunged to a new all-time low among fellow Arabs. “Today in most of the Arab countries where we polled, his numbers are at rock bottom and people support the opposition overwhelmingly and do not support him,” declared Zogby, founder and president of the Arab-American Institute (AAI) Foundation. “I think I’ve never seen a situation quite like this where somebody plummeted as quickly as he did.” Story continues below video.It was...Read more Original Article