Middle Eastern and Western Publics Wary on Syrian Intervention
By Bruce Stokes Growing evidence that the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad may have used chemical weapons against its own people has led to calls for the Obama administration to intervene in the Syrian civil war. In August 2012, President Barack Obama said: “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to […]
Middle East Publics Fear Spread of Syrian Violence
Despite worries, there is little regional support for military intervention by Western or Arab countries.
The World’s Muslims
A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.
Infographic: The World’s Muslims
Highlights from the report “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society”
The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society
A new survey report looks at attitudes among Muslims in 39 countries on a wide range of topics, from science to sharia, polygamy to popular culture. The survey finds that overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law to be the official law of their land, but there is also widespread support for democracy and religious freedom.
Support for Military Force if Syria Used Chemical Weapons
More Americans favor than oppose the U.S. and its allies taking military action against Syria, if it is confirmed that Syria used chemical weapons against anti-government groups.
Graphic: Israel, the U.S. and the World’s Jewish Population
U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Middle East from March 20-23, where he will spend much of the time in Israel, home to 41% of the world’s Jews.
Public Remains Supportive of Israel, Wary of Iran
As Barack Obama arrives in the Middle East this week, the sympathies of the American public remain firmly with Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians.
The Shifting Global Catholic Population
Catholics have made up a remarkably stable share of the global population over the past century, but their geographic distribution has shifted significantly during that time.
The Tahrir Square Legacy: Egyptians Have Clear Priorities
Two years after Egyptians first poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square chanting “Down with Mubarak” the legacy of the Arab Spring remains uncertain.