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Arab/Muslim Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion of Syria


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How closely are you following developments in Syria? (Arab American Institute Foundation, October 2011)

  Morocco Egypt Lebanon Jordan Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates
Very closely
42%
42%
76%
80%
61%
45%
Somewhat closely
52%
55%
24%
20%
23%
54%
Not following
6%
3%
0%
0%
16%
1%

Which which of the following statements do you most agree?
(Arab American Institute Foundation, October 2011)

  Morocco Egypt Lebanon Jordan Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates
A. The violence in Syria is the result of a plot by foreign parties and extremists against the government
14%
11%
2%
0%
12%
36%
B. The uprising in Syria is a pouplar revolt against the regime.
86%
89%
98%
100%
88%
64%

In the conflict that is taking place in Syria, are your sympathies more with the government or with the demonstrators? (Arab American Institute Foundation, October 2011)

  Morocco Egypt Lebanon Jordan Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates
The government
9%
4%
1%
0%
5%
4%
The demonstrators
83%
91%
98%
100%
92%
94%
Neither
8%
5%
1%
0%
3%
2%

Do you believe that Bashar Al Assad can still govern Syria? (Arab American Institute Foundation, October 2011)

  Morocco Egypt Lebanon Jordan Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates
Yes
15%
14%
1%
10%
7%
4%
No
85%
86%
99%
90%
93%
96%

For each of the following questions, please indicate if you think they are playing a positive or negative role in Syria. (Arab American Institute Foundation, October 2011)

 
Morocco
Egypt
Lebanon
Jordan
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Turkey
-->positive impact
74%
80%
58%
69%
75%
63%
-->negative impact
11%
2%
5%
0%
6%
28%
-->no impact
15%
18%
37%
31%
19%
9%
Iran
-->positive impact
22%
22%
26%
7%
6%
35%
-->negative impact
43%
46%
57%
79%
65%
61%
-->no impact
30%
32%
17%
15%
27%
2%
Saudi Arabia
-->positive impact
50%
48%
19%
65%
54%
53%
-->negative impact
22%
22%
52%
11%
14%
23%
-->no impact
28%
31%
29%
24%
32%
35%
United States
-->positive impact
20%
8%
0%
0%
11%
10%
-->negative impact
72%
78%
79%
69%
74%
73%
-->no impact
8%
14%
21%
31%
15%
17%
Russia
-->positive impact
20%
5%
2%
4%
7%
33%
-->negative impact
39%
75%
82%
66%
65%
60%
-->no impact
41%
20%
16%
30%
28%
7%
Hizbollah
-->positive impact
39%
12%
62%
6%
21%
47%
-->negative impact
20%
60%
18%
34%
42%
42%
-->no impact
40%
30%
20%
60%
37%
11%

Lebanese perception of Iran's role in Syria by religious sect: (Arab American Institute Foundation, October 2011)

  Shi'a Sunni Christian
Iran
-->Positive
55%
6%
10%
-->Negative
29%
75%
73%
-->No impact
16%
19%
17%

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