May 2, 2012
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 2, 2012 5:52 AMA year after the death of its leader, al Qaeda is widely unpopular among Muslim publics. A new poll by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, conducted March 19 to April 13, 2012, finds majorities - and mostly large majorities - expressing negative views of the terrorist group in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey and Lebanon.In Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals, 13% of Muslims hold a favorable view of al Qaeda, 55% an unfavorable view, and roughly three-in-ten (31%) offer no opinion.Support for the organization is in the single digits among Turkish and Lebanese Muslims. In Jordan, just 15% express a positive opinion, essentially unchanged from last year, but down significantly from 34% in 2010.
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