New York - Results from a recent national survey showed that 30 percent of Republican voters are in favor of bombing Agrabah, the fictional city from the Disney film ‘Aladdin’.
New York – Results from a recent national survey showed that 30 percent of Republican voters are in favor of bombing Agrabah, the fictional city from the Disney film ‘Aladdin’.
The survey was conducted by the prestigious Public Policy Polling (PPP) to 532 Republican primary voters on December 16 and 17.
The polling organization announced the shocking results on Friday via Twitter.
“30% of Republican primary voters nationally say they support bombing Agrabah. Agrabah is the country from “Aladdin,” the tweet read.
The Agrabah question was number 38 in a list of 41 GOP and policy-related questions. Voters were not told the city was a fictional location, however one out of every three Republicans voted in favor of bombing the fake town.
The tweet has gone viral on social media garnering over 11,000 ‘retweets’ and nearly 6,400 ‘likes’ since it was posted.
The question of Agrabah was not meant to mock voters, the PPP said, it was added to find out if people were likely to show aggressive behavior toward a location which name had an Arabic connotation, regardless of its geographical location.
“We got the idea to see how far that might extend — if people would reflexively support bombing something that sounded vaguely Middle Eastern,” Jim Williams, PPP spokesperson told Mashable.
Out of the 30 percent that agreed to bomb the cartoon city, 41 % of voters were Trump supporters, according to the survey.
The PPP also posted the results of surveying Democratic primary voters when asked the same question.
Democrats were less likely to bomb Aladdin’s Agrabah, 36 percent voted against and 19 percent in favor.
“We asked the Agrabah question to Dem primary voters too. They oppose bombing ‘it’ 36/19, while GOP supports bombing ‘it’ 30/13,” the second tweet read.
The results have social media users baffled. Parker Molloy responded, “It scares me that anyone wants to bomb a fictional land”.
“It’s an extension of the right to bear arms. The right to bomb things. US is far too fascinated with it’s military,” Cost of Cameron said considering results of Democrats and Republicans.
Meanwhile, other users took a lighter note to the question and responded with a joke. “Poor Aladdin. And he already used his three wishes,” James Church wrote.