Public Opinion in Azerbaijan and the Islamic World

– 66% think that the US having naval forces based in the Persian Gulf is a bad idea

– 77% think that the majority of the people in the Middle East disapprove of the US having naval forces based in the Persian Gulf

– 65% think that the US seeks to weaken and divide the Islamic world

– 60% think that its goal is to spread Christianity
– 90% believe that it is a US goal to maintain control over the oil resources of the Middle East

– 78% think that the US tries to promote international laws for other countries, but is hypocritical because it often does not follow these rules itself
– 47% think that the US is often disrespectful to the Islamic world, but out of ignorance and insensitivity

– 37% think that the US purposely tries to humiliate the Islamic world
– On Islamist participation in politics: 75% think all people should have the right to organize themselves into political parties and run candidates, including Islamist groups
As you can see, the findings are aimed at formulating policy implications for the new US administration.