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Does the respondent have a positive\negative, warm\cold, favorable\unfavorable view of Muslims or Islam? 

Below are 94 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 8 types:

[ Anti-US? | General Attitude | Government Role | Influence | Marriage | Religion | Tolerance | Voting ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Anti-US?
 

This question type asks the respondents how Muslims feel about the US or Western countries.

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ANTIINWD from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

ANTIINUS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

Q89 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q90 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q91 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

TERROR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

ISLAM1 from Religion and America's Role in the World

V121G from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

STER2B from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

MOSPATR from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

ISLAMSU from Middletown Area Study, 2002


Category 2:General Attitude
 

Does the respondent have a favorable opinion of Muslims?

Some questions fit within the "General Attitude" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 7 such variants.

[ Adjectives | Contacts | Contribution | Four Option | Temperature | Trust | Two Option ]

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RATEISLM from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

RATEISLM from Houston Area Survey, 2010

CLMOS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

STRO_MUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Variant:Adjectives (General Attitude variant)
 

This variant asks if particular adjectives apply to Muslims.

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Q46 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q28A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q28C from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q28D from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q28E from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q28F from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q28G from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q28H from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010


Variant:Contacts (General Attitude variant)
 

This question type asks the respondent to characterize previous contacts with Muslims.

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C_MUPLEA from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Variant:Contribution (General Attitude variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that Muslims have made a positive contribution to the U.S.?

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CONTMSLM from General Social Survey, 2000


Variant:Four Option (General Attitude variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent's opinion of Muslims using four options.

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GRPMUSAM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

GRPMUSLM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

OPMUSLMS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

OPMUSAMS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

OPRELGR5 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

OPRELGR6 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

RELMUSL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

FAVMUSAM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

QN14_B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

MUSLIM_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

OPMUSLIM from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

FAVMUSLM from Mid-November Survey, 2001


Variant:Temperature (General Attitude variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent to place Muslims on a temperature scale.

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MSLMTEMP from General Social Survey, 2004

MSLMTHRM from American National Election Studies, 2004

W6YA52_M from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

W6YA53_M from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

V085065E from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

W6YA51_M from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

FEELMSLM from Religion and America's Role in the World

FTMUSLM from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006


Variant:Trust (General Attitude variant)
 

This variant asks how much the respondent trusts Muslims.

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Q50Q from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005


Variant:Two Option (General Attitude variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent's opinion of Muslims using two options.

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FAVISLAM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

VIEWISLM from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003

OPNMUSLM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

FAVISLAM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

FAVMUSL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005


Category 3:Government Role
 

This question type asks the respondent whether the government should take certain actions with regard to Muslims.

Some questions fit within the "Government Role" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Discrimination? ]

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CATHFUND from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

APLMUSLM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

MONACTS1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2002

MONMUSL from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003

MONMUSL1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003

FMOSQ_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

INFO_MUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

SET_MUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

ILLEG_MU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Variant:Discrimination? (Government Role variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that Muslims have been treated unfairly by the government?

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Q92 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010


Category 4:Influence
 

How does the respondent feel about the influence of Muslims on society?

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Q61 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q24 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q25 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010


Category 5:Marriage
 

This question type asks about marriage between Muslims and non-Muslims.

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QD7 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

MARRYMUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 6:Religion
 

This question type asks the respondents their attitudes about Islam.

Some questions fit within the "Religion" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 3 such variants.

[ Heaven? | Similar Beliefs? | Violent? ]

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CHR_MUSL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

QD6_3 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

FANATMUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

BKWRDMUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

CLOSEMUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

TLRNTMUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

STRANGMU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

APPEALMU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Variant:Heaven? (Religion variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that Muslims will get into Heaven?

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GETMUSLM from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)


Variant:Similar Beliefs? (Religion variant)
 

Does the respondent find Islamic beliefs to be similar or different to their own?

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DIFFMUS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

COMNMSLM from Mid-November Survey, 2001


Variant:Violent? (Religion variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent if Islam is a violent religion.

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ISLVIOL from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003

ISLPEACE from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003

VIORELIG from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

Q28B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

VLNT_MUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

PEACEMUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 7:Tolerance
 

This question type asks what first amendment rights should be granted to Muslims. Should they be allowed to teach at a university or have a book in the library?

Some questions fit within the "Tolerance" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Mosque ]

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SPKMSLM from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

COLMSLM from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

LIBMSLM from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Q40D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

COLMSLM from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

LIBMSLM from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

SPKMSLM from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined


Variant:Mosque (Tolerance variant)
 

How would the respondent feel about Muslims building a mosque in his/her community?

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MUS_MOSQ from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 8:Voting
 

Would the respondent vote for a Muslim political candidate?

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PRESMSLM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

RELCAN2C from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

PRESMOS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996



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