Confusing Hearts and Minds: Public Opinion in the Arab World
|Saturday, May 3,2008 10:42|
|By Sobhi ‘Asila|
By Sobhi ‘Asila, Egyptian expert in public opinion studies, Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Cairo
Regardless of the massive public relations campaign implemented on behalf of the United States post Sept. 11, 2001, America is still perceived negatively throughout the Arab world. With numerous public opinion surveys and projects underneath its belt, one wonders what the U.S. government has exactly learned from such expansive research. Egyptian public opinion studies expert Sobhi ‘Asila breaks down the numbers, while simultaneously shedding light on what the U.S. can do differently for the future.