Unlike assumed, the unemployed were relatively passive protesters in the Arab Spring uprisings

Unlike assumed, the unemployed were relatively passive protesters in the Arab Spring uprisings

According to the narrative echoed among journalists, analysts, and academics, the frustrated unemployed were an important driving force behind the so-called Arab Spring uprisings. Based on my recent research article , the role of unemployment behind the Arab Spring, however, does not seem that crucial. The graph above shows the share of those who participated in the Arab Spring protests…

Fact Sheet: DO CITIZENS OF EGYPT AND IRAQ APPROVE OF FEMALE CIRCUMCISION ?

Fact Sheet: DO CITIZENS OF EGYPT AND IRAQ APPROVE OF FEMALE CIRCUMCISION ?

Background In the fifth and latest wave of the Arab Barometer, we asked citizens of Egypt and Iraq – around 2,400 in each country- if they generally approve of female circumcision. The following factsheet sets out some of the main findings and links to wider information where it is available. Key facts and figures APPROVAL OF FEMALE CIRCUMCISION IN EGYPT…

ما مدى رضى المواطنين العرب عن نظم التعليم في بلدانهم؟

ما مدى رضى المواطنين العرب عن نظم التعليم في بلدانهم؟

من 25 ألف مواطن في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا، يشعر نحو 42% بالرضى عن نظم التعليم في بلدانهم، لكن النسبة عينها تقر بضرورة تقديم رشى للحصول على خدمات تعليمية أفضل. هذا ما وجده الباروميتر العربي، الشبكة البحثية المستقلة، عقب استطلاع رأي واسع نشره لمناسبة اليوم الدولي للتعليم في 24 كانون الثاني/يناير. ركز الاستطلاع على قياس مدى رضى المواطنين العرب عن نظم التعليم…

Fact Sheet: Are Arab Citizens Satisfied With The Education System?

Fact Sheet: Are Arab Citizens Satisfied With The Education System?

Background In the fifth and latest wave of the Arab Barometer, we asked over 25,000 citizens throughout the Middle East and North Africa to evaluate their satisfaction level with the education system in their country, and to report on their perception of corruption — in particular, the perceived need to pay a bribe to access better educational services. The following…

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

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,…

تزايد التصورات بشأن الفساد في البلدان العربية

تزايد التصورات بشأن الفساد في البلدان العربية

ثمة شكوى مشتركة تضرب بجذور عميقة في الشعارات التي تتردد خلال الاحتجاجات الأخيرة في جميع أنحاء العالم، ولا سيما العالم العربي، ألا وهي الفساد.  لقد احتشدت الجماهير العربية للتنديد بالمخالفات التي تتفشى في الهياكل السياسية والاقتصادية، والتي تتجلى في النهاية في مظاهر تعطِل الحياة اليومية، مثل أزمة القمامة في لبنان، ودعم الخبز والوقود في السودان، أو نقص فرص العمل والخدمات…

Who Desires to Migrate from MENA?

Who Desires to Migrate from MENA?

Desire to Migrate Increasing Among MENA Citizens. MENA Citizens have an increased desire to migrate, which can be attributed to increasing political and economic instability throughout the MENA region following the Arab Spring. The Syrian Civil War, the Libyan Revolution, the emergence of ISIS, the civil war in Yemen, lack of economic opportunities for youth have all created increased stability…