Arab Barometer II

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The Arab Democracy Barometer has now entered its second phase of the project.  The Arab Barometer team has joined in partnership with the Arab Reform Initiative to launch the national surveys in at least ten of the following Arab countries: Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Mauritania, Syria, and Iraq.  The second wave of surveys seeks to measure and track over time citizen attitudes, values, and behavior patterns relating to pluralism, freedoms, tolerance and equal opportunity; social and inter-personal trust; social, religious and political identities; conceptions of governance and an understanding of democracy; and civic engagement and political participation.

The second wave of surveys was conducted in the years 2010 and 2011, with the publication of results and launch of dissemination and outreach activities across the Arab world, Europe, and the United States scheduled for the beginning of 2012.  The operational base for this wave is the Center for Strategic Studies in Jordan (CSS).

This second phase is funded by the Canadian International Research and Development Centre (IDRC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).