"When Americans are asked about Muslim countries as a whole, their views are fairly neutral. But when asked about some specific countries, such as Iran or Saudi Arabia, majorities of Americans have unfavorable views."Thus Americans do not seem to have a general view of the many Middle Eastern countries. The view they have towards the middle east is usually developed by the media and politicians. For example, the media portrayed Iraq has possessing weapons of mass destruction which may caused paranoia of Iraq. "In closing, by pointing to these many convergences in American and Muslim thinking, I don’t mean to downplay the difficulty of the present conflicts. These are indeed difficult." The worldpublicopinion.com says indeed there are many similarities in thinking between the Americans and the Middle Eastern. Both people want change and stability in the world.