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How Do You View Arabs and Muslims in America?

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What is the current status of Muslims and Arabs in America?

Have your views about Arabs and Muslims in changed since September 11th?

65% (13) No, I feel the same
35% (7) Yes, September 11th has changed my view of Arabs and Muslims

20 voters have answered this question.

If your views have changed, how did they change? Please feel free to select more than one answer

88% (8) I am more aware of the presence of Arabs and Muslims in America.
77% (7) I am more aware of the Middle East and Islam than before the attacks.
33% (3) I think Arabs and Muslims are possible terrorists.
66% (6) I think Islam supports violence.

9 voters have answered this question.

Were you very aware of Arab culture and Islam before September 11th?

22% (4) Yes, I was very aware.
44% (8) Yes, I was somewhat aware.
27% (5) Yes, I had heard of the religion and culture before.
5% (1) No, I did not know anything about the religion or culture before September 11th.

18 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe the American media has reported all sides of the war on terrorism since September 11th?

16% (3) Yes, I think the media has done a good job covering all perspectives on the was on terrorism.
61% (11) No, I think the media has not shown all sides of the issue.
22% (4) No, I think the media has shown only one side of the story and is biased.

18 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe the loss of civil rights is justified as a tool to prevent terrorism?

5% (1) Yes, America must do everything it can to prevent further acts of terror.
17% (3) Yes, I believe the sacrifice of some civil rights is justified to preserve the safety of America.
76% (13) No, taking away civil rights is wrong.

17 voters have answered this question.

How do you feel about Arabs and Muslims in America today? Please check as many as apply.

58% (10) Arabs and Muslims are the same as everyone else.
5% (1) Arabs and Muslims pose a threat to national security.
88% (15) Arabs and Muslims are just another cultural group.
29% (5) Arabs and Muslims should be monitored more closely than other groups.
5% (1) Arabs and Muslims do not belong in America.

17 voters have answered this question.

Should the US have different immigration laws for Arabs and Muslims than other people?

25% (4) Yes, it is a matter of national security.
75% (12) No, it is unfair to have different laws.

16 voters have answered this question.

Is racial profiling Arabs and Muslims acceptable?

29% (5) Yes
70% (12) No

17 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe Arabs and Muslims experience prejudice and discrimination in America today?

94% (16) Yes
5% (1) No

17 voters have answered this question.

If so, do you believe the discrimination and prejudice to be a large problem in American society?

56% (9) Yes
43% (7) No

16 voters have answered this question.

Thank you so much for your time and paitience so far, only a few more questions... Are you concerned with the relationship between Arabs and Muslims and the rest of American society?

41% (7) Yes, it is a pressing issue deserving of more attention.
41% (7) Yes, it is a problem, but no different than any other minority group.
11% (2) Yes, but I will not lose sleep over it.
5% (1) No.

17 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe it is legal and right for America to hold suspected terrorists in non-US territory without being charged, with infinite time limits, and without access to legal representation?

11% (2) Yes
88% (15) No

17 voters have answered this question.

Thank you for helping me by completeing this poll. Please tell me about yourself. Feel free to check as many as apply.

70% (12) Male
29% (5) Female
29% (5) Under 18
47% (8) 18-34
23% (4) 35-49
5% (1) 50-65
0% (0) over 65
64% (11) White
5% (1) Black
5% (1) Asian
5% (1) Hispanic
0% (0) Other
0% (0) Jewish
23% (4) Christian
17% (3) Muslim
0% (0) Hindu
5% (1) Buddhist
0% (0) Taoist
0% (0) Shinto
23% (4) Other Religion
35% (6) Politically moderate
29% (5) Politically liberal
11% (2) Politically conservative

17 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2004-07-25 16:56:30 by helpashraf
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