Friday, May 02, 2014

41% Think ‘Arab Spring’ Changes Bad for U.S.

Rasmussen Reports

Many hoped that the “Arab Spring” protests that began three years ago would lead to a new era of democracy in a number of Islamic countries, but U.S. voters now see that as increasingly unlikely and think the changes there have been bad for America.

Just nine percent (9%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe the changes in countries such as Egypt, Libya and Tunisia have been good for the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.  Forty-one percent (41%) think the rise of new governments in those countries has been bad for America instead. Twenty-six percent (26%) say the changes have had no impact, while nearly as many (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 29-30, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

1 comment:

Hans said...

This also tells how ignorant (;ow news views) the American public is in general..

A sad but true comment and why BO was reelected.