Polls & Surveys

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Recent Polls & Surveys

U.S. doesn’t rank high in religious diversity (Alan Cooperman and Michael Lipka, Pew Research Center, April 4, 2014)

AMERICAN MUSLIMS (by Samier Mansur, for U.S. Department of State, April 1, 2014)

Report of the UN Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic (UN Security Council, January 27, 2014) 

Razed to the Ground: Syria’s Unlawful Neighborhood Demolitions in 2012-2013 (Human Rights Watch, January 30, 2014)

More Now See Failure Than Success in Iraq, Afghanistan (Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, January 30, 2014)

Obama’s NSA Speech Has Little Impact on Skeptical Public (Pew Research Center for People & the Press, January 20, 2014)

Major Parts of World Ignored by U.S. TV News in 2013; Palestine Virtually Disappeared (Tyndall Report/2013 Year in Review, January 2014)

The Birthplace of the Arab Spring: Values and Perceptions of Tunisians AND  A Comparative Assessment of Egyptian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Pakistani, Saudi, Tunisian, and Turkish Publics (University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, January 2014)

How People in Muslim Countries Prefer Women to Dress in Public (via Pew Research Center and University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, January 8, 2014)

Islamic Banking Remains Niche Market in North Africa (Gallup, December 30, 2013)

America’s Place in the World 2013: Public Sees US Power Declining as Support for Global Engagement Slips (Pew Research Center for People & the Press, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, December 3, 2013)

American Public Views of Selected Countries (Pew Research Center for People & the Press, December 3, 2013)

Americans’ Foreign Policy Priorities for 2014 (Pew Research Center for People & the Press, December 3, 2013)

Needs Assessment Review of the Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Jordan (United Nations and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, November 2013)

Muslim Job Candidates May Face Discrimination in Republican States (Carnegie Mellon University, November 21, 2013)

Iranians Mixed on Nuclear Capabilities; One-third Approve of Nuclear Program for Military Use (Gallup, October 14, 2013)

Palestinians Access to Area C Key to Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth (The World Bank, October 8, 2013)

The Dark Side of Transition: Violence Against Muslims in Myanmar (International Crisis Group, October 1, 2013)

Amnesty International & Human Rights Watch Release Dual Reports on Drone Strikes (October 2013)

September 2013 Washington Post-ABC News poll – Syria (Washington Post Politics, September 20, 2013)

Islamophobia Network Funded with $119 Million from 2008 to 2011 (Council on American Islamic Relations, September 13, 2013)

In U.S., Opponents Say Action in Syria Not America’s Concern (Gallup, September 9, 2013)

Public Opinion Runs Against Syrian Airstrikes (Pew Research Center for People & the Press, September 3, 2013)

Ennahda Has 28% Support Among Tunisians (Zogby Research Services poll, September 2013)

Pew: “Coke, ‘America the Beautiful,’ and the language of diversity” (Language Use in the United States from the American Community Survey Reports, August 2013)

Muslims Need Not Apply: How USCIS Secretly Mandates the Discriminatory Delay and Denial of Citizenship and Immigration Benefits to Aspiring Americans (ACLU of Southern California, August 2013)

Economic Values Survey: Do Americans Believe Capitalism & Government Are Working? Religious Left, Religious Right and the Future of the Economic Debate (PRRI/Brookings Institution, July 18, 2013)

Honor killing attitudes amongst adolescents in Amman, Jordan. (Eisner M, Ghuneim L., Institute of Criminology, Cambridge, United Kingdom, in Aggress Behav. 2013 Sep; 39(5):405-17. doi: 10.1002/ab.21485. Epub 2013 Jun 6.) (See Summary)

Interest in Egypt News Has Plummeted Since the Arab Spring: Fewer See Events in Egypt as Critical to U.S. Interests (Pew Research Center for People & the Press, July 2013)

Fewer Jordanians Than Ever Are “Thriving”: Many remain dissatisfied with job prospects (Gallup World, July 12, 2013)

Syria’s Metastasising Conflicts (International Crisis Group, June 27, 2013)

Barely Surviving:Detention, Abuse, and Neglect of Migrant Children in Indonesia (Human Rights Watch, June 24, 2013)

Americans Disapprove of U.S. Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels: Democrats favor the actions, while Republicans and independents do not (Gallup Politics, June 17, 2013)

Arab Spring Adds to Global Restrictions on Religion (Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, June 20, 2013)

After Tahrir: Egyptians Assess their Government, Their Institutions, and Their Future (Zogby Research Services/AAIUSA, June 2013)

The Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges of the New Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani (Wilson Center, June 2013)

The Global Divide on Homosexuality: Greater Acceptance in More Secular and Affluent Countries (Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)

Delivering Democracy: Repercussions of the ‘Arab Spring’ on Human Rights (Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (IHRS) (in English), May 2013) in Arabic

Foreign Law Bans — Legal Uncertainties and Practical Problems (CAP, Brennan Center/NYU Law, May 2013)

The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society (The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, April 30, 2013)

100 Most Powerful Arab Women (Arabian Business, March 2013)

Children Do Matter (Bradford Council for Mosques, UK, about the city’s Madrassas, 2013)

Looking at Iran: How 20 Arab and Muslim Nations View Iran and its Policies (Arab American Institute and Zogby Research Services, March 2013)

Survey | Citizenship, Values, and Cultural Concerns: What Americans Want from Immigration ReformAdditional Findings From the 2013 Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey (including on American attitudes toward Islam) (Public Religion Research Institute, March 21, 2013)

Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims (MUSLIM AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES COALITION, CLEAR/CUNY SCHOOL OF LAW, AALDEF, March 11, 2013)

NASA Satellites Find Freshwater Losses in Middle East (NASA, Feb. 12, 2013)

Continued Support for U.S. Drone Strikes (Pew Research Center for People & The Press, Feb. 11, 2013)

Opening doors: Gender Equality and Development in the Middle East and North Africa (World Bank, Feb., 2013)

Muslim-American Terrorism: Declining Further (Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (Kurzman), Feb. 2013)

Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (Transparency International, Feb. 2013)

What the Public Knows – In Pictures, Maps, Graphs and Symbols (Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Feb. 5, 2013)

Global Employment Trends 2013: Recovering from a second jobs dip (International Labour Organization, January 22, 2013)

Women and the Web: Intel sponsored study on bridging the Internet gender gap in middle and low income countries (January, 2013)

Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and Regional Statistics and the Extent of Legal Protection (International Labour Organization, 2013)

Women and the Web (Intel Foundation, 2012)

Arab Media Outlook 2011–2015 (Dubai Press Club and Deloitte & Touche, 2012)

PEW FORUM Global Religious Landscape Report on Size and Distribution of World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 (December 18, 2012)

World Leaders on Twitter (Digital Daya, December 2012)

Hate Crime Statistics, 2011 (FBI, December 2012)

The Muslim 500: The World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims (The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, November 2012)

Afghanistan in 2012: A Survey of the Afghan People (Asia Foundation, November 2012)

Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress (Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Nov. 16, 2012)

How the Faithful Voted: 2012 Preliminary Analysis (Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Religion & Politics 2012, November 7, 2012)

American Muslim Voter Survey 2012 (Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)/American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections, October 24, 2012)

On Eve of Foreign Debate, Growing Pessimism about Arab Spring Aftermath: Public Favors Tough U.S. Stance on Iran, China (Pew Research Center Publications, October 18, 2012)

Americans on the Middle East: A Study of American Public Opinion (University of Maryland Program on International Policy Attitudes, October 8, 2012)

Is Peace Possible: A report on a comprehensive survey of attitudes among Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, Palestinians in the Occupied Lands, Refugees in Lebanon, Refugees in Jordan, and Jewish Americans (for Sir Bani Yas Forum by Dr. James Zogby, Arab American Institute, October 2012)

Syria Regional Response Information Sharing Portal (on refugees) (UNHCR and partners, 2012)

Controversies Over Mosques and Islamic Centres Across the U.S. (Map graphic: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, September 27, 2012)

Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion (The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, September 20, 2012)

Opinion Briefing: Arab Nations Differ on ‘Uprisings’ Upside (Dalia Mogahed for Gallup World, September 12, 2012)

America’s Role in the World Post-9/11: A New Survey of Public Opinion (Chicago Council on Global Affairs, September 10, 2012)

MENA Health, Employment and Corruption surveys (World Bank, data presented Summer 2012) 

The American Divide: How We View Arabs and Muslims (Arab American Institute/Zogby, August 22, 2012)

The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity (Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, August 9, 2012)

Afghans’ Outlook on Lives Remains Bleak: Unease grows in Afghanistan as NATO troops continue drawdown (Gallup, August 6, 2012)

Survey: After the Arab Uprisings: Women on Rights, Religion and Rebuilding (Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Summer 2012)

Twitter in the Arab Region (Arab Social Media Report, June 2012)

Pakistani Public Opinion Ever More Critical of U.S.: 74% Call America an Enemy (Pew Global Attitudes Project, June 27, 2012)

Many Americans Can’t Name Obama’s Religion/Majority Guess he is Christian/11 % say Muslim (Gallup, June 22, 2012)

Drone Strikes Widely Opposed: Global Opinion of Obama Slips, International Policies Faulted (Pew Global Attitudes Project, June 13, 2012)

Middle East Leads World in Negative Emotions (Gallup, June 6, 2012) 

Snapshot: Nato Intervention in Libya Unpopular in Arab World (Gallup, May 31, 2012) 

Fact Sheet (and link to report): 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices/ Key Trends: Human Rights Around the World (US State Department, May 24, 2012) 

Mormon Presidents and Mosques Next Door: An Examination of American Attitudes Toward Religious Minorities (Public Religion Research Institute, May 23, 2012)

2010 US Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (May 1, 2012)  Overview here. 

On Anniversary of bin Laden’s Death, Little Backing of al Qaeda (Pew Global Attitudes Project, April 30, 2012)

Engaging American Muslims: Political Trends and Attitudes (Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, April 3, 2012) 

Religion in Prisons: A Fifty State Survey of Prison Chaplains (Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, March 22, 2012)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (United Nations, March 6, 2012)

The American Mosque (CAIR, January, 2012)

Background Report: 9/11, Ten Years Later  (START, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, 2011)

Controversies over Mosques and Islamic Centers Across the U.S. and Map (Pew Research Center, September 29, 2011) 

Muslim- Western Tensions Persist (Pew Global Attitudes Project, July 21, 2011)

U.S. Seen as Among the Greatest Nations, But Not Superior to All Others: America’s Global Standing(Pew Research Center Publications, June 30, 2011)

Islam is the Largest Non-Christian Religion in America (US Religion Census, 2010)