Survey: Perceptions of non-Americans about America and its policies before and after 9/11: Ideas of Peace and Conflict.

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Please assist in thi sresearch project bytaking ten minutes to answer 11 short questions (anonymously if you so wish). Please email your responses to srameli@ihrc.org. You can copy and paste the questionnaire below into an email or download the questionnaire as a Word document, complete in word and then return by email.

This project is run by Dr. Saied Reza Ameli and will form part of a paper on the subject.

Perceptions of non-Americans about America and its policies before and after 9/11: Ideas of Peace and Conflict.

The United States policy after September 11, 2001 in relation to non-Americans in general and Muslims in particular, seems to have resulted in a 'new perception' about the United States of America. This questionnaire is an attempt to understand the current feelings of non-Americans about 'America'.

You do not have to give your name, but it would be useful if we could use your first name when writing our report. Please give your first name only if you do not mind it being quoted:

Age:

Male: Female:

Occupation:

Nationality: Country of Residence:

Religion:

Education: Undergraduate Graduate Postgraduate

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1. How did you feel about the United States, before 9/11?



2. What is your feeling about the United States today, after 9/11?




3. What words come first to your mind in relation to America? (Please don't write more than three words).




4. Do you think 'Xenophobia' after 9/11 has resurfaced again?




5. Do you believe there is a distinction between different layers of the USA e.g. American Politics, American People, American Elites etc.? or is America simply America without any difference?




6. Are you hopeful about future of the World?




7. Do you fear about the future of the World?




8. Do you see world society more united or more fragmented today? What is the main reason?




9. What in your opinion would be the key solution to achieve 'global peace' in world society?




10. Is there any 'great collective identity' that can bring together all peoples of the World?




11. Who or what do you consider to be the main obstacle for an environment of global peace?




© Saied Reza Ameli, 2003, srameli@ihrc.org