41% Think ‘Arab Spring’ Changes Bad for U.S.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Many hoped that the “Arab Spring” protests that began three years ago would lead to a new era of democracy in a number of Islamic countries, but U.S. voters now see that as increasingly unlikely and think the changes there have been bad for America.
Just nine percent (9%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe the changes in countries such as Egypt, Libya and Tunisia have been good for the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-one percent (41%) think the rise of new governments in those countries has been bad for America instead. Twenty-six percent (26%) say the changes have had no impact, while nearly as many (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 29-30, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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