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International Survey Data from Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Morrocco: Tuesday, April 24


International Survey Data from Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Morrocco: Tuesday, April 24

Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

You are invited to the release of a new study on: Public Opinion in Muslim Countries on Terrorism, Al Qaeda's Goals, and US Foreign Policy Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:00 ? 10:30 am Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. START and WorldPublicOpinion.org will release the findings of an in-depth survey conducted in four of the largest Muslim countries-- Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Morocco. The survey examines in detail public attitudes on such topics as:

  • the acceptability of terrorist attacks on civilians in general and Americans in particular,
  • al Qaeda's goals such as driving the US out of Muslim countries, imposing Sharia, and creating a new Caliphate,
  • attacks on US troops based in Muslim countries
  • US support for the governments of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan
  • perceptions of US foreign policy goals
  • the nature of the conflict between Islam and the West
  • democracy and globalization

A panel will discuss the implications of the findings. Moderator: Gary LaFree, Professor, University of Maryland and Director of START Presenter: Steven Kull, Director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes and Editor, WorldPublicOpinion.org Discussants: Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development, University of Maryland; Daniel Benjamin, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, and author of books on terrorism and U.S. strategy. Coffee and continental breakfast will be available at 8:30am. Please RSVP at info@pipa.org or 202-232-7500.