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A growing number of Americans hold favorable opinions of Arabs and Muslims, anew survey by the Arab American Institute (AAI) shows.

The survey released Tuesday found attitudes toward Arabs, Muslims, Arab Americans and Muslim Americans have risen to the highest levels in a decade.

Conducted two months after the white supremacist rally in Charlotte, Virginia, the survey shows Americans have an increased awareness of racism, although there remains a strong political divide on the extent of its impact, AAI said.

Of those surveyed, 52 percent had a favorable opinion of Arab Americans, compared to 40 percent in 2015, while 51 percent thought favorable of American Muslims, compared to 33 percent two years ago.


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