ReligionAugust 12, 2014

Iraqi Yazidis: Hazy population numbers and a history of persecution

The Yazidis who have been fleeing the advance of the Sunni militant group ISIS in Iraq are a religious group of uncertain numbers and a long history of persecution.

GlobalJuly 30, 2014

Support for Turkey’s Erdogan drops sharply in Middle East

Amid continued unrest in the region, support for Erdogan has dropped significantly in four of the seven Middle Eastern nations surveyed since last year.

GlobalJuly 30, 2014

Turks Divided on Erdogan and the Country’s Direction

Turks are almost evenly split between those who are happy with Prime Minister Erdogan’s leadership and the state of the nation, and those who believe his government is leading the country down the wrong path.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 28, 2014

Public Blames Hamas More than Israel for Current Violence

Republicans are especially likely to say Hamas is most responsible for the current violence, while Democrats are divided. Overall, just a quarter believe that Israel has gone too far in responding to the conflict.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 18, 2014

Most Think the U.S. Has No Responsibility To Act in Iraq

As violence and chaos spreads in Iraq, the public is wary of U.S. involvement in the country.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 15, 2014

Wide Partisan Gap in Mideast Sympathies

The sympathies of the American public continue to lie with Israel rather than the Palestinians. However, the partisan gap in Mideast sympathies has never been wider as the share of Republicans who sympathize more with Israel has risen from 68% to 73%.

GlobalJuly 1, 2014

Increasing Concerns about Extremism in the Middle East

Concern about Islamic extremism is high among countries with substantial Muslim populations. Lebanese, Tunisians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Turks are all more worried about the extremist threat than they were a year ago.

GlobalJune 25, 2014

Little Faith That Palestinians and Israelis Can Find Peace

Publics in the Middle East have little faith that a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully with each other.

GlobalJune 18, 2014

Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

Favorable views of Iran have declined significantly in recent years in several Middle Eastern nations as worldwide views of the country remain overwhelmingly negative. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also receives poor marks in the region.

GlobalJune 18, 2014

The Sunni-Shia divide: Where they live, what they believe and how they view each other

Iraq and Iran are two of only a handful of countries that have more Shias than Sunnis.