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Studies 26 January, 2011

The Arab Opinion Index

The Arab Opinion Index is the ACRPS’ public opinion program. Every year, the Arab Opinion Index team supervise tens of thousands face-to-face interviews with respondents in a growing number of countries. The annual effort now produces the largest known report on public attitudes throughout the Arab region. Unlike other similar surveys of public opinion on a comparable scale, the Arab Opinion Index is firmly rooted in the region and is based on the priorities of the Arab societies which it studies.

Topics covered by the survey questions include attitudes to prevailing economic, societal and political conditions in respondents’ home countries; attitudes towards religion, religiosity, and their proper role in public and political life; and public sentiments and attitudes towards inter-Arab cooperation. By carrying out the survey yearly, the ACRPS ensures that the findings are relevant and that the dynamic nature of public opinion is accurately and adequately reflected.

The ACRPS works to ensure that the findings of these polls are made available to the widest possible number of interested scholars, and that they are used to inform public policy throughout the Arab region.

 

Links to previous survey reports and selected special reports can be found below:

Special report on Palestinian attitudes towards national reconciliation and the peace process (2014)

Summary report on Yemeni attitudes towards the transitional period and National Dialogue (2014)

Announcement of 2012/2013 findings

2011 Findings (Full report, PDF)

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