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Zogby details new poll on American views of Arabs Dec. 5

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jim Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute in Washington D.C. leads a discussion April 26, 2017 on the failure of the USCIRF to speak out against religious discrimination against Christians and Muslims in Israel.
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Zogby details new poll on American views of Arabs Dec. 5

Poll Shows Significant Positive Shift Accompanied by a Deep Partisan Rift in Americans’ Views of Arabs & Muslims

This, in the face of an Increase in Hate Crimes & Bigotry

(Washington) A new poll shows a significant change in Americans’ opinion of Arabs, Arab Americans, Muslims and American Muslims. AAI President James Zogby will present key findings of this poll during a briefing on Tuesday, December 5, at 10 AM.

He will be joined for analysis by Joyce Karam, Washington Correspondent for Al-Hayat and The National and Sabrina Siddiqui, political reporter at The Guardian. AAI Executive Director Maya Berry will moderate.

Since July 2017, favorable opinions of Arabs have risen 7%. For Muslims, the increase is 9%. A majority of Americans also hold favorable opinions of both Arab Americans and American Muslims. These upticks are the result of a more positive attitude among Democrats and Independents in the face of an atmosphere of heightened xenophobia and documented increase in reported hate crimes.

Jim Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute in Washington D.C. leads a discussion April 26, 2017 on the failure of the USCIRF to speak out against religious discrimination against Christians and Muslims in Israel.

Jim Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute in Washington D.C. leads a discussion April 26, 2017 on the failure of the USCIRF to speak out against religious discrimination against Christians and Muslims in Israel.

Conducted two months after the deadly, white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the results seem to show Americans have an increased awareness of racism although there remains a strong partisan divide on the extent of its impact.

The poll, which covers Americans’ views toward the Muslim Ban and undocumented immigration also examines Americans’ feelings about important Mideast policy issues like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Americans were also asked for their views of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Egypt and Lebanon.

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James Zogby, Arab American Institute

Joyce Karam, Washington Correspondent for Al-Hayat and The National

Sabrina Siddiqui, political reporter at The Guardian

Maya Berry, Arab American Institute

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 10AM

WHERE: The El-Hibri Foundation, 1420 16th St NW Washington DC, 20036

RSVP: Jennifer Salan at (202) 429-9210 or jsalan@aaiusa.org

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Founded in 1985, the Arab American Institute (AAI) is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent.  AAI provides policy, research and public affairs services to support a broad range of community activities. For more information please visit aaiusa.org

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Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

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1420 16th St NW
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