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Muslims, View of

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.

  • Q40D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q40 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the educational system and the media..d. A Muslim should be allowed to teach at a high school (Q40D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIBMSLM from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • If some people in your community suggested that a book [a Muslim clergyman] wrote which preaches hatred of the United States should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBMSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPKMSLM from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Now consider a Muslim clergyman who preaches hatred of the United States. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community preaching hatred of the United States, should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKMSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPKMSLM from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Now consider a Muslim clergyman who preaches hatred of the United States. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community preaching hatred of the United States, should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKMSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIBMSLM from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • If some people in your community suggested that a book [a Muslim clergyman] wrote which preaches hatred of the United States should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBMSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MSLMTEMP from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Temperature toward Muslims 0=Cold;100=Hot: Id like to get your feelings toward groups that are in the news these days. I will use something we call the feeling thermometer, and here is how it works. Ill read the name of a groups and Id like you to rate that group using the feeling thermometer. Ratings between 50 degrees and 100 degrees mean that you feel favorable and warm toward the group. Ratings between 0 degrees and 50 degrees mean that you dont feel favorable toward the group and that you dont care too much for that group. How would you rate Muslims? (998 = Dont know/999=No answer) (MSLMTEMP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RATEISLM from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • What about Muslims or followers of Islam? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where 1 means very unfavorable feelings and 10 means very favorable feelings)? (08, 10) (RATEISLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONTMSLM from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Since the beginning of our country, people of many different races, nationalities, and religions have come here and settled. As I name some of these groups please tell me if the group has made one of the most important positive contributions to this country, an important contribution, some contribution, or little positive contribution to this country? -- Muslims? (CONTMSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DIFFMUS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1, AND OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT RELIGION THAN ISLAM) From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Muslim religion and your religion are very different? (DIFFMUS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRPMUSAM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Muslim Americans? (GRPMUSAM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRPMUSLM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Muslims? (GRPMUSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ISLPEACE from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Do you think Islam encourages violence against non-Muslims, or is it a peaceful religion? [NOTE: This question was asked of half of the sample; the same half was asked question ISMRSP2.] (ISLPEACE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ISLVIOL from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Do you think mainstream Islam encourages violence against non-Muslims, or is it a peaceful religion? [NOTE: This question was asked of half of the sample; the same half was asked question ISLMRSPT.] (ISLVIOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W6YA52_M from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W6YA52=1] Do you feel (extremely warm, moderately warm, or a little warm / a little warm, moderately warm, or extremely warm) toward Muslims? (W6YA52_M) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W6YA53_M from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W6YA51=2] Do you feel (extremely cold, moderately cold, or a little cold / a little cold, moderately cold, or extremely cold) toward Muslims? (W6YA53_M) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085065E from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • How would you rate: Muslims? (V085065E) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPRELGR5 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPRELGR5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPRELGR6 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Muslims very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPRELGR6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCAN2C from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF DQFORM=2 FORM 2] Between now and the 2004 political conventions, there will be discussion about the qualifications of presidential candidates - their education, age, religion, race, and so on. Are there any reasons why you might not vote for a Muslim for president if he or she were nominated by the party you usually prefer? (RELCAN2C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHR_MUSL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Muslim religion and your religion are very different? [Asked only if respondent has a religion other than Islam, i.e. if RELPREF = 1, 2, 4, or 7.] (CHR_MUSL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELMUSL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELMUSL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TERROR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Do you think that the terrorist attacks over the past few years are a part of a major conflict between the people of America and Europe versus the people of Islam, or is it only a conflict with a small, radical group? (TERROR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VIORELIG from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Which one of the religions that I name do you think of as most violent: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or Hinduism? [Asked only if RELVIOL = 1 and if FORM = 1.] (VIORELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPMUSAMS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (asked of half sample) (OPMUSAMS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPMUSLMS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Is your overall opinion of Muslims very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (asked of half sample) (OPMUSLMS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRESMSLM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Would you be more likely or less likely to support a candidate for president who is Muslim, or wouldnt this matter to you? (PRESMSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q24 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q24 At the present time, do you think Muslims are increasing their influence on life in our country or losing their influence? (Q24) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q25 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q25 [ASK IF MUSLIMS INCREASING, LOSING OR SAME/NEITHER INFLUENCE] All in all, do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? (Q25) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q28H from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q28H [WHICH OF THESE CHARACTERISTICS DO YOU ASSOCIATE WITH MUSLIMS? DO YOU ASSOCIATE THIS WITH MUSLIMS, OR NOT?] Respectful of women (Q28H) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q46 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q46 [ASK IF NOT MUSLIM] How comfortable would you be if a child of yours someday married a Muslim? Would you be very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not too comfortable or not at all comfortable? (Q46) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q61 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q61 [ASK IF MUSLIM PREACHERS AND MISSIONARIES FROM OUTSIDE OUR COUNTRY HAVE A GREAT DEAL, SOME, NOT TOO MUCH, OR NONE] Do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing for our country? D (Q61) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q89 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q89 In your opinion, how many Muslims in our country support Islamic extremists like al Qaeda - would you say most, many, just some or very few? (Q89) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q90 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q90 In your opinion, how many Christians in our country do you think are hostile toward Muslims? Would you say most, many, just some or very few? (Q90) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q91 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q91 In your opinion, how many Muslims in our country do you think are hostile toward Christians? Would you say most, many, just some or very few? (Q91) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q92 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q92 How often are Muslims treated unfairly by the government in our country? Very often, somewhat often, not too often, or never? (Q92) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QD6_3 from Muslim American Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • How worried are you that women who wear the headcover or hijab in public will be treated poorly because it identifies them as Muslim? (QD6_3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QD7 from Muslim American Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is okay or not okay for a Muslim to marry someone who is not a Muslim? (QD7) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEELMSLM from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • Muslims (split B- half sample) (FEELMSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ISLAM1 from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • Thinking about Muslim and Western cultures, do you think (rotate phrases): That it is possible to find common ground between them OR that violent conflict between them is inevitable. (follow-up) Do you believe that STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT? (ISLAM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • APLMUSLM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Muslim mosques. (APLMUSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FAVMUSAM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Now Id like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVMUSAM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FMOSQ_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose Muslim mosques applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 1 only] (Q262EF1) (FMOSQ_B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MUSLIM_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • Is your overall opinion of Muslims very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141E) (MUSLIM_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONACTS1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • In light of the governments war on terrorism in response to the World Trade Center attacks, some people think that the government should have more power to monitor the activities of Muslims legally living in the United States than it has to monitor other religious groups. Others say that monitoring Muslims more closely than others would violate the Muslims right to free exercise of their religion. Which of these comes closest to your own opinion? (Recode 2) (MONACTS1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONMUSL from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • In light of the governments war on terrorism in response to the World Trade Center attacks, some people think that the government should have more power to monitor the activities of Muslims legally living in the United States than it has to monitor other religious groups. Others say that monitoring Muslims more closely than others would violate the Muslims right to free exercise of their religion. Which of these comes closest to your own opinion? (MONMUSL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONMUSL1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • In light of the governments war on terrorism in response to the World Trade Center attacks, some people think that the government should have more power to monitor the activities of Muslims legally living in the United States than it has to monitor other religious groups. Others say that monitoring Muslims more closely than others would violate the Muslims right to free exercise of their religion. Which of these comes closest to your own opinion? (Recode 2) (MONMUSL1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RATEISLM from Houston Area Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • What about Muslims or followers of Islam? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where 1 means very unfavorable feelings and 10 means very favorable feelings)? (RATEISLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FTMUSLM from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 50E8. Muslims? (FTMUSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLMOS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or dont know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Moslems. (CLMOS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MOSPATR from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Because of their religion, Moslems in the United States are less patriotic than other Americans. (MOSPATR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPMUSLIM from Campaign 2000 Typology SurveyLEARN MORE
    • Now Id like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Muslim Americans is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPMUSLIM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COMNMSLM from Mid-November Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A RELIGION OTHER THAN ISLAM) From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Muslim religion and your religion are very different? (COMNMSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FAVMUSLM from Mid-November Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Muslim-Americans is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVMUSLM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • C_MUPLEA from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF CONT_MUS = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] Have your contacts with Muslims been mostly pleasant, mixed, or mostly unpleasant? (C_MUPLEA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MARRYMUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • Suppose you had a child who wanted to marry a Muslim who had a good education and came from a good family. How would you feel about this? Would you... (MARRYMUS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MUS_MOSQ from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • Suppose some Muslims wanted to build a large Muslim mosque in your community. Would this bother you a lot, bother you a little, not bother you, or be something you would welcome? (MUS_MOSQ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STRO_MUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • In the next few years, would you welcome or not welcome each of the following groups becoming a stronger presence in the United States: Muslims (STRO_MUS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ISLAMSU from Middletown Area Study, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Some have said that most people who practice the religion of Islam (or Muslims) support the activities of Osama-Bin-Laden. To what extent do you agree or disagree with that view. Do you: (ISLAMSU) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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