What Palestinians Really Think of Hamas

Before the War, Gaza’s Leaders Were Deeply Unpopular—but an Israeli Crackdown Could Change That Since Hamas’s atrocious attacks on October 7 left more than 1,400 Israelis dead in a single day, Israel’s response has exacted a heavy toll on the population of Gaza. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, so far more than 6,000 Gazans have been killed and…

Expert reveals what Palestinians really think of Hamas

“Gazans would really reject Hamas in elections.” Nearly half of Gaza citizens said they had “no trust at all” in the Hamas government, says Michael Robbins, director at Arab Barometer.

BBC News: What people in Gaza would want to happen when the war ends?

Dean Amaney Jamal, Arab Barometer’s co-founder & co-principal investigator talks with BBC’s Lucy Hocking about Arab Barometer’s latest survey in Gaza that was carried out on the eve of October 7. How did Palestinians in Gaza feel about the Hamas-led government and the two-state solution at the time? What people in Gaza would want to happen when the war ends?…

CBC Interview: How ordinary Gazans viewed the Hamas-led government on the eve of October 7 ?

Arab Barometer’s director, Michael Robbins, PhD, speaks with CBC News network’s host, Natasha Fatah, on how ordinary Gazans viewed the Hamas-led government on October 6, how these views might have shifted as a result of the war in Gaza, and what would Palestinian citizens in Gaza want after the war is over?

CNN Interview: What Palestinians Really Think of Hamas

A majority of Palestinians have little or no faith in Hamas’ leadership, and a majority support a two-state solution. Dean Amaney Jamal and Michael Robbins, PhD. join Poppy Harlow and Phil Mattingly at CNN to discuss these and other findings from their polling of Palestinians taken just before Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack.

Racial Discrimination and Anti-Blackness in the Middle East and North Africa 2021-2022

Arab Barometer’s latest survey results make clear that while racial discrimination is widely perceived as a problem across the region, citizens believe it takes a number of forms that do not necessarily include anti-Black discrimination. Additionally, many citizens are open to greater representation of Black individuals on television, though additional research would benefit clarifying how citizens understand representation. Still, tackling…

The largest repository of publicly available data on citizens' views in MENA.