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Dear list members, I am forwarding the e-mail below with the permission of its author, whose Institute initiated the survey. Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | email@example.com -----Original Message----- From: Hussain Sinjari [mailto:Hussain.Sinjari@iraq-democracy.org] Sent: 16 August 2002 10:16 PM To: Iraq Institute Subject: First Opinion Poll in Iraq Dear Friends, A first opinion poll was conducted inside Iraq. The question was "What do you think about the recent Iraqi Opposition meetings in Washington?" "Are you positive or negative and explain why?" This opinion poll was conducted by the Al Ahali newspaper (launched by Friends for Democracy and Iraq Institute for Democracy) in the towns of Dohuk and Zakho in North Iraq. At random 200 people were interviewed. These people were from different gender, age, professions, ethnic and religious groups. The results have been published in Al Ahali on 15th of August 2002. It is the first opinion poll in the region and it has become a topic people talk about and comment in the region. Many people already support Al Ahali for publishing it and want them to conduct more opinion polls and publish one each issue. Also Radio Free Iraq reported about Al Ahali and the first opinion poll, on 16th of August at 10:45pm Iraqi time. It was mentioned as a main item describing Al Ahali as a broadly read newspaper. The results of the opinion can be summarised as: * 52% are optimistic and positive about the Iraqi opposition meeting in Washington. They are optimist that the US can bring democratic change. * 48% are pessimistic and mention negative remarks such as: the meetings are useless, show business, and the opposition has no base inside Iraq. 100 opinions are published in Al Ahali. For more info: www.alahali-iraq.com Hussain Sinjari President Iraq Institute for Democracy _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk