Survey

A. PERSONAL BACKGROUND OF STUDENT
  1. Male/Female:
  2. How often do you attend a religious service?
  3. Have you ever traveled outside the USA/Canada?
  4. Have you ever visited a Muslim country?
  5. Have you ever participated in an intercultural dialog?
  6. If yes, how often do you meet?
B. PERCEPTIONS OF ISLAM
  1. What is your opinion of Islam?
  2. What is the basis of your knowledge of Islam?
  3. From what you have observed, what is the general view of US citizens towards Muslims?
  4. How would you describe the representation of Muslims in the US media?
  5. How much do you feel that the media’s portrayal of Muslims influences your own perspective?
  6. Which of the following words would you say are associated with Muslims by US citizens? Please check:
  7. Which of these words would you associate with Muslims yourself? Please check:
  8. Thinking honestly about your feelings, how much anxiety, if any, do you feel about Muslims?
  9. What would you say has the strongest influence on your perception of Muslims? Please check:
C. KNOWLEDGE OF ISLAM
  1. How much knowledge would you say you have about Islam?
  2. Please find below some questions regarding your knowledge of the Muslim world. Please check the answer you think is the most accurate one:
  3. Which country has the largest Muslim population in the world?
  4. Which of the following prophets are recognized and respected in Islam? (Note: all, some or none can be checked)
  5. What percentage of the world’s Muslims is Arab?
  6. Which country was the first to recognize the United States’ Independence?
  7. How many Muslims disapprove of the use of violence in the name of their religion?
D. VIEWS ON CURRENT AND FUTURE RELATIONS
  1. To what extent do you think tensions between Western and Muslim countries exist?
  2. In your opinion, what are the primary reasons for tensions between Western and Muslim countries?
  3. In your view, which of the following areas of improvement are necessary for peace building between the Western and Arab/Muslim world? Please rank the following areas between 1 and 5 (1 for most important, 5 for least important):
  4. a. Economic:
  5. b. Political:
  6. c. Military:
  7. d. Psychological:
  8. e. Spiritual:
  9. f. Social:
  10. In your opinion, what are the primary qualities of interaction that are missing between Western and Muslim countries? Please rank the following qualities (1 for most important, 5 for least important):
  11. a. openness to learn about each other’s culture
  12. b. interest to meet each other
  13. c. skills of intercultural communication
  14. d. ability to listen to each other
  15. e. respect for each other
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