Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hizbullah
A survey of seven Muslim publics finds that views toward Hamas and Hezbollah continue to be divided. Both groups receive their most favorable ratings in Jordan and their least favorable reviews in Turkey. In Lebanon, opinions about these organizations are sharply divided along religious and sectarian lines.
Meanwhile, most Muslims surveyed welcome a significant role for Islam in their countries’ politics, and most also say democracy is preferable to any other kind of government.
This new report, based on a survey conducted April 12 to May 7 by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, also examines opinion in Muslim publics about the struggle between modernizers and Islamic fundamentalists, gender segregation and severe laws.