Arab Public Opinion of Iran


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Arab American Institute and James Zogby (June 2011):

1) Please indicate if you think Iran plays a positive role / negative role / no impact.

 
Morocco
Egypt
Lebanon
Jordan
Kuwait/Saudi Arabia
Iranian Impact in Iraq
14 / 72 / 14
13 / 61 / 21
38 / 35 / 13
20 / 56 / 8
14 / 81 / 4
Iranian Impact in Lebanon
21 / 48 / 28
17 / 51 / 27
70 / 15 / 5
50 / 40 / 4
3 / 71 / 22
Iranian Impact in Arab Gulf Region
15 / 53 / 29
17 / 50 / 29
28 / 32 / 23
2 / 33 / 38
1 / 84 / 10

2) Please tell us if your opinion of Iran is favorable / unfavorable.

 
Morocco
Egypt
Lebanon
Jordan
Kuwait/Saudi Arabia
Opinion On Iran
14 / 85
37 / 63
63 / 37
23 / 77
6 / 80

3) Please tell us if you agree / disagree with the following statements?

 
Morocco
Egypt
Lebanon
Jordan
Kuwait/Saudi Arabia
The Arab Gulf states are right to be concerned with Iran’s nuclear program because this program only makes the region less secure
88 / 12
83 / 16
33 / 43
57 / 42
97 / 3
I would be comfortable with Iran as the dominant power in the Gulf region
16 / 84
29 / 71
48 / 35
19 / 78
14 / 81

4) If you had to choose one nation, other than Israel, to be a nuclear power in the Middle East, which country would you prefer?

 
Morocco
Egypt
Lebanon
Jordan
Kuwait/Saudi Arabia
Iran
5
<1
33
6
2
Egypt
61
89
29
52
13
Saudi Arabia
9
6
8
12
65

5. Please tell us if you agree / disagree with the following statements.

 
Morocco
Egypt
Lebanon
Jordan
Kuwait/Saudi Arabia
Iran contributes to peace and stability in the Arab world
16 / 83
32 / 68
57 / 42
22 / 72
4 / 95
The United States contributes to peace and stability in the Arab world
11 / 87
10 / 89
16 / 84
5 / 95
24 / 71

Source: Arab Attitudes Towards Iran, 2011


Older Polls:

If Iran acquires nuclear weapons, which of the following is the likely outcome for the Middle East region? (PCPO, October 2010)*

More positive
29.0%
Would not matter
37.4%
More negative
33.6%
*Asked only to Palestinian Arabs

Do you believe that Iran is merely conducting research for peaceful purposes, or trying to develop nuclear weapons? (Brookings)

 
2008
2009
2010
Peaceful purposes
46%
31%
35%
Nuclear weapons
39%
58%
57%

There is international pressure on Iran to curtail its nuclear program. What is your opinion? (Brookings)

 
2008
2009
2010
Iran has the right to its nuclear program
67%
53%
77%
Iran should be pressured to stop its nuclear program
22%
40%
20%

If Iran acquires nuclear weapons, which of the following is the likely outcome for the Middle East region? (Brookings)

 
2008
2009
2010
More positive
44%
29%
57%
Would not matter
12%
18%
20%
More negative
29%
46%
21%

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