How Arabs View Other Countries

(Arab News - Saudi Arabia) James Zogby - What Arabs Think, a view of Arab public opinion commissioned by the Arab Thought Foundation, asked Arabs from 8 countries to describe their attitudes toward 13 other countries. Only France received a positive rating from all 8 Arab countries, scoring highest with Morocco and Lebanon. Canada, Japan, and Iran received positive ratings from 6 countries surveyed, while China and Germany were viewed positively in 5 Arab countries. Iran received very high ratings in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and also recorded high ratings in Lebanon and Egypt. Israel's Arab citizens gave their own country only a 16 percent favorability rating. The U.S. and the United Kingdom received negative scores in all 8 countries. The U.S. rating was especially low in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and among Arabs in Israel.

2002-12-13 00:00:00

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