2016 American Public Opinion Polls

American Attitudes toward the Middle East (May and June 2016) 

Survey Methodologies 

Orlando, the Middle East, and the U.S. Election hosted by the Brookings Institution

Questionnaire with Results

Orlando, the Middle East, and the U.S. Election Presentation from July 11, 2016 at the Brookings Institution

Key Findings


American attitudes on refugees from the Middle East (May 2016) 

Questionnaire with Results

American attitudes on refugees from the Middle East Expanded Presentation

American attitudes on refugees from the Middle East Presentation from June 13, 2016 at the Brookings Institution 

Key Findings


References to American attitudes on refugees from the Middle East:

Juana Summers, “Survey: Partisan split over U.S. taking in refugees,” CNN, June 13, 2016. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/13/politics/syrian-refugees-poll-american-attitudes/index.html

Smita Nordwall, Aline Barros, “Poll: Americans Divided Along Party Lines About Arab Refugees,” Voice of America, June 13, 2016. http://www.voanews.com/content/poll-americans-divided-along-party-lines-about-arab-refugees/3374852.html

Democracy Digest, http://www.demdigest.org/syrians-representative-people-time/

J. Dana Stuster, “Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Murders in France,” Foreign Policy, June 14, 2016. http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/06/14/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-for-murders-in-france/

“American attitudes on refugees from the Middle East,” The Brookings Institution, YouTube, June 14, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhDMChL544Y (Part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxNgPX9k7qo (Part 2)

Rami G. Khouri, “Americans’ views on migrants largely noble,” The Daily Star, June 15, 2016. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2016/Jun-15/357009-americans-views-on-migrants-largely-noble.ashx

Howard La Franchi, “Should US take Syrian refugees? Millennials say yes, emphatically.” Christian Science Monitor, June 15, 2016. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2016/0615/Should-US-take-Syrian-refugees-Millennials-say-yes-emphatically

Jim Lobe, “Major Partisan Divide on Arab Refugees,” LobeLog. https://lobelog.com/major-partisan-divide-on-arab-refugees/

Andrew Hansen, “New Poll Shows Split Attitudes Towards Arab Refugees,” Arab America, June 16, 2016. http://www.arabamerica.com/new-poll-shows-split-attitudes-towards-arab-refugees/

Rami G. Khouri, “Americans’ attitudes to Mideast war migrants are largely noble,” The Jordan Times, June 16, 2016. http://www.jordantimes.com/opinion/rami-g-khouri/americans’-attitudes-mideast-war-migrants-are-largely-noble

Ishaan Tharoor, “New poll finds a majority of Americans welcome Middle Eastern refugees,” The Washington Post, June 14, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/14/new-poll-finds-a-majority-of-americans-welcome-middle-eastern-refugees/

Sara Gavin, “New Joint UMD Sadat Chair-Brookings Institution Poll Explores American Attitudes on Middle East Refugees,” UMD Right Now, June 14, 2016. http://www.umdrightnow.umd.edu/news/new-joint-umd-sadat-chair-brookings-institution-poll-explores-american-attitudes-middle-east

“New Poll: Nearly 60% of Americans Favor Allowing Refugees Into the U.S.”, WMAL, June 13, 2016. http://www.wmal.com/2016/06/13/new-poll-nearly-60-of-americans-favor-allowing-refugees-into-the-u-s/

Sarah Sakha, “Most Americans Oppose Ban on Muslims and Refugees,” National Iranian American Council, June 23, 2016. http://www.niacouncil.org/americans-oppose-bans-muslims-refugees/


References to American attitudes toward the Middle East:

Elaph, http://elaph.com/Web/News/2016/7/1098420.html

Kristina Perry, “After Orlando, American Attitudes Toward Muslims More Favorable than Before,” Arab America, July 13, 2016. http://www.arabamerica.com/orlando-american-attitudes-toward-muslims-favorable/

APN, “Summary of recent Brookings poll findings on American attitudes toward the Arab-Israeli conflict,” Americans for Peace Now, July 13, 2016. https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=19140#.V9MD5pMrKV4

Gary Feuerberg,”Presidential Politics Polarizing Attitudes Towards Muslims and Islam,” The Epoch Times, July 13, 2016. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2114371-presidential-politics-polarizing-attitudes-towards-muslims-and-islam/

Derek Davison, “Brookings Polls: Americans Seem to Reject Islamophobia After Orlando,” LobeLog, July 15, 2016. https://lobelog.com/brookings-polls-americans-seem-to-reject-islamophobia-after-orlando/

Tara O’Herlihy, “Shibley Telhami Speaks on Orlando, the Middle East, and the U.S. Election,” United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, July 12, 2016. http://unanca.blogspot.co.il/2016/07/shibley-telhami-speaks-on-orlando.html

Rasha Elass, “Polls on Americans’ attitudes towards Islam show surprising results,” The Arab Weekly, July 24, 2016. http://www.thearabweekly.com/?id=5841

Anna Gawel, “Survey Finds Surprising Rise in American Support for Muslims,” The Washington Diplomat, July 27, 2016. Survey Finds Surprising Rise in American Support for Muslims | Washington Diplomat (washdiplomat.com)

Naomi Dann, “Dems and Israel/Palestine: New Leadership, Old Policies,” LobeLog, http://lobelog.com/dems-and-israelpalestine-new-leadership-old-policies/

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