Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding

News, August 27, 2012


Al-Jazeerah History


Mission & Name  

Conflict Terminology  


Gaza Holocaust  

Gulf War  




News Photos  

Opinion Editorials

US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)




Editorial Note: The following news reports are summaries from original sources. They may also include corrections of Arabic names and political terminology. Comments are in parentheses.

Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Political Rhetoric Affecting U.S. Opinion

Arab American Institute, Omar Tewfik


The American Divide: How We View Arabs and Muslims Polling data highlights how anti-Muslim and anti-Arab political rhetoric over the past two years has influenced American public opinion

The Arab American Institute will release the results of a poll conducted this summer on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims on Thursday, August 23, 2012. AAI will release the results of the poll at a press briefing hosted by AAI president Dr. Jim Zogby.

Of the findings, AAI President James Zogby stated:

“The numbers from our latest poll highlight that Park 51, the anti-Muslim and anti-Arab tone of the 2010 campaign season, anti-Sharia legislation, calls for Muslim loyalty oaths, and public attacks on American Muslims and Arab American public servants have taken a toll on American public opinion. Despite the fact that most Americans are unable to make the distinction between Arabs and Muslims, the vitriol that has been aimed at both communities is clearly swaying public opinion along age and party lines.”

AAI maintains the most extensive public archive of Arab and American public opinion data on issues relating to Arabs, Muslims and U.S. policy in the Middle East region. View full archive of AAI opinion polls. You may also view AAI's poll "American Views on Arab and Muslim Americans: 2010" for previous data compiled on this same subject.

What: Press Briefing: U.S. Attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims

When: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 11:00am

Where: Arab American Institute, 1600 K Street NW, Suite 601. Washington, DC 20006

Numbers on American attitudes toward the Middle East conflict mentioned in a previous release

Arab American Institute 1600 K Street, NW Suite 601 Washington, DC 20006

Fair Use Notice

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.




Opinions expressed in various sections are the sole responsibility of their authors and they may not represent Al-Jazeerah & &