Results from the 2016 Arab Opinion Index were announced at a special press conference held at the ACRPS offices in Doha, Qatar on March 14, 2017. The Arab Opinion Index continues to be the largest survey of public opinion in the Arab region, in terms of both the size of the sampled population and the breadth of the questions asked.
In the last country polled (Morocco), data collection at the very end of 2016 (see the table below). The announcement of the results was postponed until March to allow for the proper collation, sorting and analysis. Although the complete results were made available in Arabic, concise reports in English can be found below.
|Country ||Polling began ||Polling ended|
|Saudi Arabia ||28/9/2016||20/10/2016|
Sampling and methodology: The 2016 Arab Opinion Index is based on the findings from face-to-face interviews conducted with 18,310 individual respondents in 12 separate Arab countries: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. Sampling followed a randomized, stratified, multi-stage, self-weighted clustered approach, giving an overall margin of error between +/- 2 % and 3% for the individual country samples. The overall samples guarantee probability-proportional-to-size (PPS), ensuring fairness in the representation of various population segments. With an aggregate sample size of 18,311 respondents, the Arab Opinion Index remains the largest public opinion survey in the Arab world. The fieldwork was carried out by an overall team of 840 individuals (half of whom were women), who conducted 45,000 hours of face-to-face interviews, covering a total of 760,000 kilometers across the population clusters sampled.
Read the Arab Opinion Index 2016: Results in Brief