It has been a little over two months since the start of the Arab diplomatic crisis. Whilst there has been significant coverage and interest surrounding the dispute with Qatar in the region, its wider impact on public opinion remains unclear.
As part of the continued partnership between YouGov and Arab News to reveal American views of the Arab world, YouGov conducted an opinion poll among US citizens about their awareness and understanding of the crisis in Qatar.
The aim of the research was to explore America’s familiarity with and perception of Arab states, in particular which countries they consider to be an enemy or ally. It asked citizens about their degree of knowledge and understanding of the conflict between the four Arab countries — Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain — and Qatar, and importantly their perception of Qatar following the accusations of its support for terrorism.
The poll was conducted online between July 19-21, 2017 among 2,263 Americans on YouGov’s online panel covering all US states. The total sample achieved is representative of the US population by gender, age, ethnicity (white, Hispanic, black, and others) and education. The survey also captured information such as political affiliation (Democrat, Republican, independent and others), and voter registration status.
There was a near-even gender split among respondents with 49 percent males and 51 percent females taking part in the survey. The majority of the sample, 72 percent, were registered voters, and 48 percent fell between the ages of 31 and 60. Respondents to the survey answered 19 closed-ended questions.
The overall margin of error is considered to be low (2.2 percent), compared to the 3 percent industry average.
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YouGov/ArabNews Topline Report