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Poll of Saudis: Don’t like Jews and Christians, want Israel destroyed and Saudis to have nuclear weapons

Opinion polls among Saudi citizens are extremely rare. This survey was conducted for Terror Free Tomorrow by D3 Systems of Vienna, Virginia and KA Europe SPRL. Interviews were conducted by phone from a facility in a country neighboring Saudi Arabia.

The survey was conducted in Arabic, among a random national sample of 1,004 Saudi Arabian nationals aged 18 and older. Among the results:
Please tell me your opinion of each group of people. Is your opinion very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
Iranians

Very Favorable 23.4%

Somewhat Favorable 27.9%

Somewhat Unfavorable 15.5%

Very Unfavorable 24.0%

Refused 2.5%

Don’t Know 6.7%
Jews

Very Favorable 2.1%

Somewhat Favorable 3.9%

Somewhat Unfavorable 7.0%

Very Unfavorable 81.7%

Refused 4.1%

Don’t Know 1.1%
Christians

Very Favorable 13.7%

Somewhat Favorable 25.5%

Somewhat Unfavorable 14.0%

Very Unfavorable 40.3%

Refused 2.5%

Don’t Know 4.1%
If all diplomatic means fail to stop the Iranian government from developing nuclear weapons, would you favor the United States and other countries accepting a nuclear-armed Iran, or would you favor the United States and other countries taking military action against Iran to try and prevent the Iranians from having nuclear weapons?
Favor US Accepting A Nuclear Armed Iran 26.6%

Favor US and Other Countries Taking Military Action to Prevent Nuclear Armed Iran 38.1%

Refused to answer 19.9%

Don’t Know 15.4%
Please listen as I read the following statements and tell me which is closest to your own opinion?
I would favor a peace treaty recognizing the State of Israel, if an independent Palestinian state is established.29.6%
I oppose any peace treaty recognizing the State of Israel, and I favor all Arabs continuing to fight until there is no State of Israel in the Middle East 51.3%
Refused to answer 13.2%

Don’t Know 5.9%
Do you favor or oppose the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia developing nuclear weapons?

Strongly Favor 34.7%

Somewhat Favor 17.3%

Somewhat Oppose 12.1%

Strongly Oppose 19.1%

Refused to answer 9.3%

Don’t Know 7.5%

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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