62% of Americans are very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism around the world, the largest share dating back to 2007. And 53% are very concerned about such a rise in the U.S., equal to a record high.
A 2013 poll we conducted showed that globally Indians are among the most likely to say that Islamic extremist groups pose a “major threat” to their country.
While the Kurds are a crucial part of Iraq’s political makeup, they are an ethnic group, not a distinct religious sect within Islam.
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.
As violence and chaos spreads in Iraq, the public is wary of U.S. involvement in the country.
Muslims comprise 11% of the collective population of the 16 countries that advanced out of the tournament’s group stage.
Iraq and Iran are two of only a handful of countries that have more Shias than Sunnis.
Security has been among the main storylines leading up to the Winter Olympics, set to begin in Sochi, Russia. Sochi is not far from the city of Volgograd, the target of several recent suicide bombings, and according to The Associated Press, up to 100,000 security personnel have been deployed to guard against potential terrorist acts. […]
University of Michigan researcher Mansoor Moaddel explains the methods behind the survey and how the findings differ (or don't) by gender, religion, age and education.