Fact Tank Mar. 24, 2014

Census Bureau explores new Middle East/North Africa ethnic category

Organizations representing people of Middle Eastern and North African descent are asking the Census Bureau to add a new ethnic category for them on forms, and it is one of the changes the bureau is exploring.

Fact Tank Mar. 3, 2014

As Obama meets with Netanyahu, Americans are divided on U.S. role in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

Nearly as many Americans (39%) say the U.S. should be less involved in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as say it should remain as involved as it currently is (36%). About a fifth of Americans say the U.S. should be more involved.

Fact Tank Feb. 27, 2014

Strong support for Israel in U.S. cuts across religious lines

The American Israel Public Affairs Council meets in Washington starting Sunday to lobby on issues affecting that country, and it can look to American Christians as a source of support for Israel.

U.S. Politics Jan. 30, 2014

More Say U.S. Has Failed than Succeeded in Iraq, Afghanistan

Fewer than half of Republicans, Democrats and independents say the U.S. has mostly succeeded in achieving its goals in either country. Public evaluations of both wars have turned more negative in recent years.

Pew Research Center Jan. 27, 2014

U.S.-Middle East Relations: Key Data Points from Pew Research

A large majority of Americans put more importance on stable governments in the Middle East than they do on having democratic governments. About six-in-ten Americans (63%) say stable governments are more important, even if there is less democracy in the region, according to an Oct.-Nov. 2013 survey. Fewer expressed this view in 2011 (52%) and […]

Fact Tank Jan. 22, 2014

Middle East tensions top global trend for 2014

The top score (on a 1-to-5 scale) in a World Economic Forum survey of globally significant trends was “rising Middle East tensions.”

U.S. Politics Dec. 10, 2013

Iran: Key Data Points from the Pew Research Center

Key data points from Pew Research Center surveys on public opinion in the U.S. and abroad about Iran and its nuclear program, and other issues.

U.S. Politics Dec. 9, 2013

Limited Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

More Americans disapprove than approve of last month’s nuclear agreement with Iran, and and there continues to be widespread skepticism about whether Iranian leaders are serious about addressing international concerns over the country’s nuclear program.

Fact Tank Nov. 20, 2013

American-Israeli friction on Iran is evident in public opinion

Three-quarters of Israelis have a very unfavorable view of Iran, while only 42% of Americans share such strong negative sentiments.

Fact Tank Nov. 19, 2013

Beirut bombings follow fears of Syrian war fallout

A pair of suicide bombings today struck near the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon, the latest violence in a country where concerns have run high about Iran’s influence and the spillover of violence from the civil war in Syria.