American Public Opinion Regarding Protests in Egypt, the Arab Spring


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Following the so-called Arab spring, new governments are being established in nations such as Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. Are these changes good for the United States, bad for the United States or will they have no impact? (Rasmussen, February 9, 2012)

Good for the U.S.
32%
Bad for the U.S.
31%
Won't have any impact
14%
I'm not sure
24%

Do you think the new governments being established in nations such as Egypt, Libya and Tunisia are good for America? (Rasmunssen, November 21, 2011)

Good for the U.S.
35%
Bad for the U.S.
24%
Won't have any impact
12%

Do you think the Arab Spring will lead to lasting improvements for people living in these countries? (ADL, October 23, 2011)

Will lead to lasting improvements
42%
Will not lead to lasting improvements
36%

Do you think the Arab Spring will end up being good for the U.S., bad for the U.S. or won't have much effect on the U.S.? (ADL, October 23, 2011)

Good for the U.S.
25%
Bad for the U.S.
28%
Won't have much of an effect
31%

Which of these next two statements is closest to your own view? (ADL, October 23, 2011)

"It is important for the U.S. to work with emerging Arab democracies like Tunisia and Egypt, even if it means weakening our strong relationship with Israel."
40%
"The U.S. has a moral and strategic obligation to keep our relationship with Israel strong, even if this means weakening our relationship with the Arab world."
39%

How closely have you followed recent news reports about the political unrest in Egypt? (Israel Project/Rasmussen, January 2011)

Very/Somewhat closely
65%
Not very/Not at all closely
34%

Should the United States help the current Egyptian government stay in power or leave the situation alone? (Israel Project/Rasmussen, January 2011)

Help the current government
7%
Leave the situation alone
70%

If the government in Egypt is overthrown, will that be good for the United States, bad for the United States, or have no impact on the United States?(Israel Project/Rasmussen, January 2011)

Good for U.S.
5%
Bad for U.S.
38%
No impact
26%

Generally speaking, is Egypt an ally of the United States, an enemy of the United States or somewhat in-between? (Israel Project/Rasmussen, January 2011)

Ally
40%
Enemy
3%
In between
46%

How likely is it that the unrest in Egypt will spread to other Middle Eastern countries? (Israel Project/Rasmussen, January 2011)

Very/Somewhat likely
75%
Not very/Not at all
11%

If the unrest in Egypt spreads to other countries, will that be good for the United States, bad for the United States, or have no impact on the United States? (Israel Project/Rasmussen, January 2011)

Good
8%
Bad
59%
No impact
33%

What's more important - for the United States to be allies only with countries that have freely elected governments or for the United States to be allies with any country that best protects our own national security? (Israel Project/Rasmussen, January 2011)

Allies only with countries with freely elected governments
20%
Allies with any country that best protects our own national security
60%