Support for Islamic State Slides Among Young Arabs

(Washington Post) Joby Warrick - Overwhelming majorities of Arab teens and young adults now strongly oppose the Islamic State, a new poll shows, with nearly 80% ruling out any possibility of supporting ISIS, while a year ago about 60% expressed that view. The poll, sponsored by public relations firm ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller, interviewed 3,500 respondents ages 18 to 24 in January and February. More than 60% saw Washington as an ally, with the strongest positive rankings coming from Persian Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE. By contrast, more than 90% of Iraqis regarded the U.S. as an enemy. Dislike for Washington was nearly as high in Yemen and in the Palestinian territories.

2016-04-12 00:00:00

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