View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Friday, May 29, 2009

Which Countries Pose the Biggest Threat to Arabs?

This question was expressed as ‘Name TWO countries that you think pose the biggest threat to you.'

The Answer
Overwhelming the answer in 2009 is Israel (88%) and the USA (77%) followed by Iran (13%).

In 2008 the answer was in the same order with Israel (95%), the USA (88%) and Iran (7%).

The Survey
The Annual Arab Public Opinion Survey 2009 which was conducted in April and May 2009, sampled the views of 4,087 people in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Zogby polling organisation, the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.6%.

For more detail on this and other questions and answers in the survey:
Arab Public Opinion Survey, 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound