The Arab World’s Trust in Government and the Perils of Generalization

It is no secret that the Arab World has had a prolonged and sustained crisis in governance. This crisis was the primary driver behind the massive protest wave that swept through Arab countries beginning in 2011, leading to political instability and regime collapse, which is still reverberating today. Thus, the questions of trust in government and evaluation of governance are…

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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Gender Dynamic: Examining Public Opinion Data in Light of Covid-19 Crisis.

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Arab Political Parties and the Dual Challenge of Trust

One of the most puzzling facets of contemporary Arab politics is the low level of trust in institutionalized political agents. While the average Arab citizens’ levels of trust in the security apparatus, the military, and the judiciary are relatively high, trust in the government/cabinet and local governments decline, reaching their lowest levels with Islamist movements and parties, parliaments, and political…

Is the MENA Region Becoming Less Religious? An Interview with Michael Robbins

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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 the Middle East