The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Egyptian govt poll on Obama's visit

The Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), a kind of think tank attached to the Prime Minister's office, conducted a poll on the awareness of and reaction to Barack Obama's June 4 speech at Cairo University.

Obama's Visit

From a quick look, most interesting is that respondents thought the Israel/Palestine segment was the most important, 37% believed what Obama said and 41% partly believed it, and the vast majority thought the speech would improve relations between the US and the Muslim world -- in fact only 1% was negative. The poll has a full breakdown of the people polled according to social class, education and more, with polls conducted before and after the visit. A lot of info to chew down here, as far as polls can tell us anything.