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Public Opinion Polls: Arab World Opinion Index Polls

Do you hold negative or positive views of U.S. foreign policy towards Palestine?  (Doha Institute, 2016, 2017)

  2016 2017
Very positive 2% 1%
Positive 7% 5%
Negative 26% 23%
Very Negative 54% 64%
Don't know/No answer 11% 7%

Does Israel pose a threat to the stability of the Arab region?  (Doha Institute, 2016, 2017)

  2016 2017
Certainly 80% 82%
Yes, to an extent 9% 8%
No 3% 2%
Certainly not 2% 2%
Don't know/No answer 6% 6%

Would you support or oppose diplomatic recognition of Israel by your country?  (Doha Institute, 2017)

  2011 2012/
2013
2014 2015 2016 2017
Support 9% 6% 6% 9% 9% 8%
Oppose 84% 87% 87% 85% 86% 87%
Don't know/No answer 7% 6% 7% 6% 5% 5%

Why do you oppose diplomatic recognition of Israel by your country?  (Doha Institute, 2017)

  2014 2015 2016 2017
Because it is a settler colonialist state and occupies Palestine 23.4% 24.5% 27% 31.7%
Because it is an expansionist state that wants to dominate
or occupy other Arab countries
2.4% 13% 13% 10.1%
Because it is a terrorist state and supports terrorism 1.2% 10.4% 7.6% 7.4%
Because it is an entity that deals with Arabs in a
hateful and racist way
12.2% 10.2% 8.2% 6.3%
Because the state arose by ethnically cleansing Palestinians
and continues to persecute them
5.5% 6.9% 8.1% 8.3%
Because it opposes Palestinian rights and continues to
legitimize what it did to the Palestinian people
7.5% 5.6% 5.8% 5.3%
Because it is an enemy to our country specifically
and to the Arab people more generally
11.5% 4.7% 3.3% 3.4%
Because it threatens the stability and security of the region 2.5% 3.4% 3.2% 3.4%
Oppose for religious reasons 4.9% 3.3% 5.2% 6.6%
I do not respect the peace agreements 2.3% 2.4% 2.1% 1.6%
I do not agree with the existence of the State of Israel -- 0.3% 0.4% 1.1%
Other 3.4% 0% 0.2% 0%
I would accept my country's diplomatic recognition of Israel 6% 8.9% 9.5% 7.9%
Don't know/No answer 18.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.8%

Sources: The 2016 Arab Opinion Index, The Doha Institute;
The 2017 Arab Opinion Index, The Doha Institute.