Is this China’s Moment in MENA?

China’s influence across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has steadily been increasing. Seventeen countries have signed documents related to its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Many countries, including Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, and Iraq have seen dramatic increases in Chinese engagement, leading some to question if they are on the verge of becoming Chinese client states. More recently, China…

We Are Hiring | Senior Research Specialist

The Senior Research Specialist works directly under the Arab Barometer Project Director. The Senior Research Specialist assists in questionnaire development, perform quality control procedures, assist in statistical analysis, undertake data analysis to support reports and conduct data analysis in support of presentations reports for dissemination of the findings. The Senior Research Specialist is also responsible for conducting analysis using Arab…

Domestic Violence and Arab Women’s False Choice during COVID-19

In our latest Arab Pulse blog, Aseel Alayli explores why women at risk of domestic violence in MENA are left with a false dilemma during the COVID-19 Pandemic. She also examines why the majority of Arab women still consider domestic violence as a private family matter while using Arab Barometer’s data findings.

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Challenges of Health Care in MENA.

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Arab Barometer Wave V

2018 - 2019

The fifth wave is based on a nationally representative probability sample of the population aged 18 and above. In most countries, the sample includes 2,400 citizens. The data were conducted in face-to-face public opinion surveys (CAPI and PAPI). See technical reports by country for country-specific information.

Arab Barometer is a central resource for quantitative research on MENA region.


The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion?

The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion?

Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa. The finding is one of a number on how Arabs feel about a wide range of issues, from women’s rights and migration to security and sexuality. More than 25,000 people were interviewed for the survey…