Does Iran pose greater threat to the region than Israel? Here is what Arab citizens think

In the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the region, the Arab Barometer asked ordinary citizens about their views toward both Iran and Israel. The results reveal that Israel is significantly more widely feared than Iran across the region and that few Arab citizens prefer closer relations between Arab countries and Israel. Overall, in three-quarters of countries surveyed,…

Arabs are losing faith in religious parties and leaders

“No to religion or sect,” cry the protesters in Iraq. “No to Islam, no to Christianity, revolt for the nation,” echo those in Lebanon. Across the Arab world people are turning against religious political parties and the clerics who helped bring them to power. Many appear to be giving up on Islam, too. These trends are reflected in new data from…

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