Category: Surveys & Studies

Obama Approach on Foreign Policy is ‘Not Tough Enough’ Say 54% of Americans

[ 0 ] August 29, 2014 |

As New Dangers Loom, More Think the U.S. Does ‘Too Little’ to Solve World Problems:  54% Say Obama Approach on Foreign Policy Is ‘Not Tough Enough’ by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS/USA TODAY on AUGUST 28, 2014:  A large majority of Americans think the world is a more dangerous place than it […]

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PEW: Erdogan Favorability Falls in Turkey, Middle East Ahead of 8/10 Election

PEW: Erdogan Favorability Falls in Turkey, Middle East Ahead of 8/10 Election

[ 0 ] July 31, 2014 |

Two studies from Pew on Turkey/See below: Support for Turkey’s Erdogan drops sharply in Middle East by JACOB POUSHTER for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JULY 30, 2014:  With a presidential election just over a week away, a new survey finds that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s support has declined sharply in his home country and around […]

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U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least

U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

Relative rank order of religious groups stable throughout his presidency by JEFFREY M. JONES for GALLUP POLITICS on JULY 11, 2014:  PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup […]

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PEW: Muslim Publics Concerned about Islamic Extremism Growth

PEW: Muslim Publics Concerned about Islamic Extremism Growth

[ 0 ] July 6, 2014 |

Concerns about Islamic Extremism on the Rise in Middle East:  Negative Opinions of al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah Widespread via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on JULY 1, 2014:  EXCERPT:  As well-publicized bouts of violence, from civil war to suicide bombings, plague the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, concern about Islamic extremism is high […]

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Five Years Since the Release of ‘New Muslim Cool’: Hispanic Muslims Growing Segment of U.S. Muslim Religious Culture

Five Years Since the Release of ‘New Muslim Cool’: Hispanic Muslims Growing Segment of U.S. Muslim Religious Culture

[ 0 ] June 28, 2014 |

» SPECIAL REPORT by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 28, 2014 *updated July 10, 2014:  A train painted with graffiti of an American flag rolls through the streets of North Pittsburgh. Smokestacks are visible. There’s the sound of an ambulance, which fades into the opening lyrics of “Days End,” a rap song by […]

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Half of Americans Say Islam Does Not Encourage Violence More Than Other Religions

Half of Americans Say Islam Does Not Encourage Violence More Than Other Religions

[ 0 ] June 27, 2014 |

Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology — Section 5: Views on Religion, the Bible, Evolution and Social Issues via PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PRESS on JUNE 26, 2014:  EXCERPT “ISLAM AND VIOLENCE”: Roughly four-in-ten Americans (38%) say the Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its […]

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LISTEN: Ireland Tops ‘Islamicity’ Index

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

via BBC RADIO on JUNE 4, 2014:  The Islamicity Index ranks countries on how well they adhere to the Koran – so it may be a surprise that the top three are Ireland, Denmark and Luxembourg. Not a single majority Muslim country made the top 25 – Saudi Arabia was 91st. So what’s the reasoning? […]

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Pew: Mounting Regional Opposition to Aiding Syrian Rebels

Pew: Mounting Regional Opposition to Aiding Syrian Rebels

[ 1 ] June 18, 2014 |

via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT, on JUNE 16, 2014:

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Northwestern University in Qatar Study: Role of Internet and Social Media in MENA

[ 0 ] May 13, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, via NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR, 2013:  Forward to *Media Use in the Middle East Survey by Northwestern University in Qatar in Association with Harris Interactive, by Everette E. Dennis, CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar:  Continuous focus on the conflicts and controversies of the Middle East affords little attention to […]

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PEW: Anti-Roma, Anti-Muslim Sentiments Common in Several EU Nations

PEW: Anti-Roma, Anti-Muslim Sentiments Common in Several EU Nations

[ 0 ] May 13, 2014 |

via PewResearch GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on MAY 12, 2014:  (EXCERPT FROM EU STUDY: “A Fragile Rebound for EU Image on Eve of European Parliament Elections: EU Favorability Rises, but Majorities Say Their Voice Is Not Heard in Brussels”) Attitudes toward immigrants and minority groups also shape the public mood in the run-up to the parliamentary election. […]

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