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Americans' Views of Muslim Countries

Study# USAIPOCNUS2002-08
Survey firm: Gallup Organization
Survey Sponsor: Cable News Network and USA Today
Dates: March 1-3, 2002
Sample: National adult
Sample size: 863
Variables: 140
Major topics covered:
Bush job performance (2); Morality issue (1); Foreign country favorability (1); Muslim countries (11); Israel (1); U.S. and Western countries (1); View of the United States (3); View of Pakistan (1); U.S./Foreign country relations (1); Life determination by supreme power (1); September 11th attacks (1); Islamic religion and violence (1); U.S. immigration (1); Osama bin Laden (1); Importance of religion (1).

2002 National Survey of Latinos

Study# USICR2002-RAE008B
Survey firm: ICR–International Communications Research
Survey Sponsor: Kaiser Family Foundation/Pew Hispanic Center
Date: 2002
Sample: National adult including 2,929 Latinos
Sample size: 4,213
Variables: 458
Major topics covered: Hispanic/Latin descent (1); prefer to be interviewed in English/Spanish (1); born in what country (2); prefer to be called Hispanic/Latino (2); what country parents/grandparents/ancestors from (4); what country identify with more (1); what race consider self to be (4); trust in government (1); role of government (1); services to people in need (1); two most important issues for government to address (2); two most important health care issues for government to address (2); political leaders' interest in problems of particular concern to Hispanics/Latinos living here (1); personal finances (4); employment status (1); how long been employed (1); type of work/occupation (1); some things people do acceptable/unacceptable (4); abortion (1); Hispanic/Latino children growing up now in U.S. (4); better in U.S. or country where respondent/respondent's parents came from (4); immigrants (6); values/attitudes in American workplaces (3); OK/not OK to express emotions in public (1); important/not important to obey all the rules all the time (1); description of self (6); religion (3); family issues (6); health insurance (2); medical bills (2); self/family member did not get needed medical care in past year (2); postponed seeking health care (2); problems with getting health care (2); how well can carry on a conversation in Spanish (1); how well can read in Spanish (1); how well can carry on conversation in English (1); how well can read in English (1); would prefer written instructions in English/Spanish (1); speak English/Spanish at home (1); speak English/Spanish at work (1); watch TV/listen to radio in English/Spanish (1); children speak English/Spanish with friends (1); discrimination against Hispanics/Latinos (14); how many years lived in U.S. (1); U.S. citizenship (2); Hispanics/Latinos from different countries (2); Democrats/Republicans have more concern for Hispanics/Latinos (1); registered to vote (1); ever voted in an election in U.S. (1); most important issue in deciding vote in an election (2); how important is candidate's position on HIV/AIDS (1); economy (2); legal citizen of country of origin (1); have/have not voted in country of origin since moved to U.S. (1); regularly send money back to country of origin (1); return to country of birth for a visit (2); which country consider to be real homeland (1); plan to some day move back to country of origin (1); have any credit cards (1); have a bank account (1); parents born outside U.S. (1); how long ago did parents come to U.S. (1); grandparents born outside U.S. (1)

Race and Ethnicity

Study# USICR2001-WPH012
Survey firm: ICR–International Communications Research
Survey Sponsor: Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post/Harvard University
Date: 2001
Sample: National adult
Sample size: 2,717
Variables: 165
Major topics covered: Bush job performance (1); Personal Finances (1); Standard of living for future generation (1); Opportunities because of race (1); Discrimination (2); US population (1); Standard of living of minorities (3); Attention paid to race and racial issues (1); Racial minorities (1); Tensions between racial/ethnic groups (1); Interracial couples (3); Interracial marriages (2); Multi-racial individuals (3); Multi-racial children (2); Race of parents (1); Pressure to choose racial identity (2); Tolerating people of different races (1); Work Success (1); Same/different race adoptions (1); Recruiting qualified minorities (1); Minorities represented in college (3); Voting problems affecting racial minorities (2); Information about different racial and ethnic groups (1); Racially integrated neighborhoods (1); minorities to make up more than half the population (1); Personal experience of discrimination (3); Hired or promoted due to race/ethnicity (1); Personal values and morals (1); Convicted felons losing right to vote (1); importance of religion (1); Problems faced by family (1); Ownership of stocks/bonds/mutual funds (1).

American Muslims Poll

Study# USZOGBY2001-MUSLIMS
Survey firm: Zogby Group International
Survey Sponsor: The Project MAPS: Muslims in American Public Square, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (CMCU), Georgetown University
Dates: November 8-19-December 7-9, 2001
Sample: American Muslims adults
Sample size: 1,781
Variables: 115
Major topics covered:
Voting intention (2); 2000 Presidential Election Vote (2); Political parties (3); Political Activism (8); Most important issues (2); Community activities (10); Image of Islam in education system (1); Muslims involved in American improvement (1); Muslims and politics (3); Muslims and interfaith activities (1); America is immoral (1); Religion in America (1); Why US is targeted for terrorism (1); George W. Bush handling terrorist attacks (2); Patriotism (1); Terrorist attacks (3); Military action in Afghanistan (2); Middle East (7); Opinion of Americans towards Muslims/Arabs (4); Important issues (21); Opinions of congress (1); Muslim religion (14).

Race Relations in America

Study# USNYT2000-06B
Survey firm: New York Times
Date: 2000
Sample: National adult with an oversample of Blacks
Sample size: 2,165
Variables: 91
Major topics covered: Opportunities to succeed in life for generations (1); Future of the next generation (1); Most important problem for next generation (1); Programs to help minorities get ahead (1); Race relations (6); Racial discrimination (1); Media talks too much/too little about issues of race (1); Politicians talk too little/too much about issues of race (2); People talk too much/too little about issues of race (2); Comfort level in conversations about race (3); History of blacks in America (3); Racial makeup of school/work/community (7); Attend religious service (1); Racial makeup of church/synagogue (6); White and black people relations (12); Problems facing black people (1); Treatment of black people (5); Marriage between people of different races (1); Black U.S. president (2); Black professions (5); Police (8); Religion (1).

2003 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion

Study# USMISCAJC2003-AJO
Survey firm: Market Facts, Inc.
Survey Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Dates: November 25-December 11, 2003
Sample: Self-Identified Jews selected from the Market Facts consumer mail panel
Sample size: 1,000
Variables: 130
Major topics covered:
George W. Bush handling of US campaign against terrorism (1); War with Iraq (1); Threat of terrorism against US (1); Close to Israel (1); Care about Israel (2); Jews in Israel and US closer (1); US/Israel relations (1); Lasting peace between Israel and Arabs (1); Goal of Arabs (1); Israel relations with Palestinian authority (1); Palestinian state (1); Jerusalem as a united city (1); Jewish settlements in West Bank (1); American Jews support Israel government (1); US exert strong leadership (1); US and Europe make decisions jointly (1); US take action alone in international crisis (1); World Trade Center attacks reflect true teaching of Islam (1); Feelings toward countries (19); Government feels toward Israel (18); Vote in 2000 (1); Bush vs. Democratic Candidates (5); Increase number of immigrants allowed (1); Tax payer funds for social service (1); Government aid to Religious schools (1): US achieve energy independence (1); Pledge of Allegiance (1); Importance of being Jewish (1); Qualities most important (1); Belong to Synagogue (1); Anti-Semitism (14).

Race, Ethnicity and Medical Care

Study# USPSRA1999-RAE006
Survey firm: Princeton Survey Research Associates
Survey Sponsor: Kaiser Family Foundation
Date: 1999
Sample: National Adult with oversamples of Blacks and Latinos
Major topics covered: Important Issues (9); Health Care (31); Trust (12); Racism and Health Care (17); African Americans (20); Latinos (15); Health Insurance (5); Tuskegee Experiment

Attitudes Toward Negroes

Study# USNORC1944-0225
Survey firm: National Opinion Research Center [NORC]
Field dates: May 1944
Sample: National adult whites
Sample size: 2,521
Variables: 25
Major topics covered: Standard of living of black people (1); treatment of black people (3); education (3); intelligence (1); preference of blacks to visit common places (2); social discrimination and segregation (2); housing (2); chances of blacks getting better jobs (5); generalization of blacks and whites (1); blood difference between whites and blacks (1); housing for blacks (2); preference of blacks to visit same places as whites (1); equally educated blacks (1).

The American Soldier in World War II: Attitudes of Negroes and Attitudes toward Negroes

Study# USAMS1943-S032
Study directed by Dr. Samuel A. Stouffer for the Research Branch, Information and Education Division, War Department
Field dates: March, 1943
Sample: White and Negro enlisted men, USA
Sample size: 12,235
Sample notes: Two forms: sample size for Negroes = 7442; sample size for Whites = 4793.
Variables: 74
Major topics covered: Drafted/Volunteered for military; branch of military serving in; military allowing respondent to show best personal performance; bus service to and from camp; stay in military after war; military camp respondent rather be in; best camp to be stationed at; state in which respondent spend last five years of civilian life; fairness of officers; rank in military; private want to be noncom; want to be commissioned officer; interest in military occupation; company/battery cooperation; satisfaction with time in military; military experience worthwhile; pride in company/battery; ever feel worried/upset; make good in the military; satisfaction of army; length of war; combat v.s. non-combat duty; overseas v.s. US duty; soldier v.s. working in a war job; another war in next 25 years; life better/worse from family/friends because of war; getting a job after war; war results; rights and privileges after war; reasons the US is in war; peace talks with Germany and Japan; most important questions to ask the president about the war; Negroes not fighting in war; white people's attitudes towards Negroes after the war; civilians/Negroes civilians/white soldiers/Negro soldiers better/worse off after war; rights and privileges of Negroes; Negroes treatment in combat; media; Negro soldiers; white soldiers; officers in charge of companies/batteries; police treatment of Negroes; separate facilities for Negro and white soldiers.

Roper Commercial # 36: College Students

Study# USRCOM1949-036
Survey firm: The Roper Organization
Dates: October 1-10, 1949
Sample: College Students
Sample size: 2,006
Major topics covered: The questionnaire mainly probed for anti-semitic attitudes.

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