Support for al Qaeda, the terrorist organization that Osama bin Laden founded, was low among the Muslim publics surveyed in 2010, and remained low in 2013, two years after bin Laden’s ignominious end.
Amid the breakdown of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, the public is divided over whether a way can be found for a peaceful two-state solution in the Middle East.
Europeans are consistently more liberal than Latin Americans, Asians, Africans, and Middle Easterners when it comes to judging what things are morally acceptable or not.
Americans are not the only ones who give Saudi Arabia poor marks on how the country treats its citizens: A median of just 18% across 39 countries surveyed said the Saudi government respects individual rights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The top score (on a 1-to-5 scale) in a World Economic Forum survey of globally significant trends was "rising Middle East tensions."
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.