Category: Surveys & Studies

Americans’ Views Increasingly Hawkish on Terrorism, ISIS (by William Galston for Brookings)

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

by WILLIAM GALSTON for BROOKINGS (FIXGOV blog) on MARCH 4, 2015:  Last week, I posted a piece laying out the emerging evidence that the American people are shifting toward a more hawkish view of how we should respond to foreign threats, especially terrorism.  A Quinnipiac University poll released today underscores that shift. As economic worries gradually […]

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Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS and Possible Use of U.S. Ground Troops (Pew)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

Shifting Views on How Best to Defeat Global Terrorism via PEW RESEARCH CENTER on FEBRUARY 24, 2015:  The public has grown more supportive of the U.S. fight against ISIS, as about twice as many approve (63%) as disapprove (30%) of the military campaign against the Islamic militant group in Iraq and Syria. Last October, 57% […]

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Soccer: Moulding the Middle East and North Africa (working paper by James Dorsey)

Soccer: Moulding the Middle East and North Africa (working paper by James Dorsey)

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015 |

by JAMES DORSEY for the S.RAJARATNAM SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (SINGAPORE) on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  ABSTRACT: Nowhere in the world has sports in general and soccer in particular played such a key role in the development of a region than in the Middle East and North Africa. Yet, the nexus of sports, politics and society is one […]

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The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  A chill came over Chapel Hill Tuesday night. In the hours after three young people were gunned down on a quiet cul-de-sac, temperatures dropped below freezing and neighbors wondered whether this liberal college town had become the latest symbol of a troubling growth of anti-Muslim intolerance in […]

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Islamophobia: A Threat to All (Interactive ISPU Project, Publications)

Islamophobia: A Threat to All (Interactive ISPU Project, Publications)

[ 0 ] February 2, 2015 |

by INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING:  ISPU examines the impact of Islamophobia on the wider public and offers historical context as well as modern day best practices to meet this challenge. The year 2050 is when many experts project that America will become a nation without a specific ethnic or racial majority. While some […]

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5 facts About the Muslim Population in Europe (by Conrad Hackett, Pew)

5 facts About the Muslim Population in Europe (by Conrad Hackett, Pew)

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015 |

by CONRAD HACKETT for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JANUARY 15, 2015:  Recent violence in France and protest marches in Germany have drawn renewed attention to Europe’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration. But just […]

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Rhetoric, Ideology and Organizational Structure of the Taliban Movement (USIP Report)

Rhetoric, Ideology and Organizational Structure of the Taliban Movement (USIP Report)

[ 0 ] January 6, 2015 |

by MICHAEL SEMPLE  for UNITED INSTITUTE OF PEACE on JANUARY 5, 2014:  This report examines the evolution of the Taliban case for armed struggle and the minimal adjustments Taliban rhetoricians made to cope with the impending political change in Afghanistan in 2014. It considers how the Taliban might make a case for peace, should they […]

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Gays & Lesbians, Muslims, Top List of Groups Perceived by Americans to Face ‘A Lot of Discrimination’

Gays & Lesbians, Muslims, Top List of Groups Perceived by Americans to Face ‘A Lot of Discrimination’

[ 0 ] October 13, 2014 |

via PEW RESEARCH CENTER (“Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning”) on SEPTEMBER 22, 2014:  EXCERPT: Nearly six-in-ten Americans (59%) say they think Muslims face a lot of discrimination in the U.S. today. Far fewer think other religious groups – including Jews (32%), evangelical Christians (31%), atheists (27%) and Catholics (19%) – face a lot of discrimination. […]

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American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN via AMERICAN VALUES ATLAS (2013 DATA), SEPTEMBER 26, 2014:  Check out this new online atlas — The American Values Atlas — launched this year by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS). You can go to this site and  plug in the names of various religious affiliations and […]

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REPORT: Most Iranians Say It’s Necessary for Iran to Have Nuclear Energy Program

REPORT: Most Iranians Say It’s Necessary for Iran to Have Nuclear Energy Program

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

Iranians show a readiness to support their government making a deal on Iran’s nuclear program that includes some key steps sought by P5+1 countries, while also being strongly opposed to some of the limitations that the United States has been seeking. — CISSM/UTCPOR Report  by EBRAHIM MOHSENI, NANCY GALLAGHER, and CLAY RAMSAY for CISSM/UTCPOR (CENTER […]

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