FACT SHEET: WORLD HEALTH DAY

FACT SHEET: WORLD HEALTH DAY

Background In the fifth and latest wave of the Arab Barometer, we asked over 25,000 citizens throughout the Middle East and North Africa a series of questions related to World Health Day, including questions relating to evaluations of the healthcare system, and to environmental health issues. The following factsheet sets out some of the main findings and links to wider…

Freedoms and Retrenchment in MENA

Freedoms and Retrenchment in MENA

Over the last year a number of peaceful protests have been met with violence by authorities across the Middle East and North Africa. However, even before the most recent protests, evidence suggests that citizens across MENA enjoyed far fewer basic rights than in the years following the Arab uprisings of 2011.  Results from Arab Barometer make clear that the degree…

صحيفة وقائع: الرضا عن خدمات الرعاية الصحية بين عامي 2016 و 2019

صحيفة وقائع: الرضا عن خدمات الرعاية الصحية بين عامي 2016 و 2019

خلفية أثناء الدورة الخامسة والأخيرة من الباروميتر العربي، سألنا أكثر من 25 ألف مواطن ومواطنة على امتداد الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا عدة أسئلة تتصل بتقييمات نظام الرعاية الصحية. صحيفة الوقائع التالية تضم بعض النتائج الأساسية وروابط لمعلومات أشمل حيثما توفرت. الحقائق والإحصاءات الرئيسية في فترة 2018-2019، أفاد 37 بالمئة من المواطنين في أنحاء منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا بأنهم راضون…

PEER REVIEW: Arab Barometer

PEER REVIEW: Arab Barometer

The Arab Barometer is a nonpartisan research network, hosted at Princeton University, which provides insight into the social, political, and economic attitudes and values of people across the Arab world. They have been conducting high quality and reliable public opinion surveys in the MENA region since 2006 and make the data publicly available (free of charge) on their website. The Arab Barometer is currently updating…

Egypt’s Sexual Harassment Problem: Encouraging Reporting as a Possible Remedy

Egypt’s Sexual Harassment Problem: Encouraging Reporting as a Possible Remedy

Sexual harassment (SH) is a serious problem in Egypt. In the Arab World, Egypt ranks first in SH: the Arab Barometer’s fifth wave finds that within a twelve month period, 42 percent reported some verbal harassment and 29 percent reported some physical harassment across genders. The problem is particularly acute for women, with 63 percent of women reporting some form…

Water Pollution Worries in MENA

Water Pollution Worries in MENA

While seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are at the fore of Western media coverage, a less conspicuous but arguably as influential factor has played a pivotal role in stoking existing tensions, fomenting unrest, and destabilizing daily life. Water, and more specifically access to clean sources of water, shapes conflicts throughout the region. From Saudi-led blockades…

في عام 2020… كيف ينظر العرب إلى حقوق المرأة وأدوارها السياسية والاجتماعية؟

في عام 2020… كيف ينظر العرب إلى حقوق المرأة وأدوارها السياسية والاجتماعية؟

في عام 2020، لم تزل هناك معوقات تعرقل تولي المرأة العربية مناصب سياسية قيادية أو التمتع بالمساواة في ما يتعلق بحقوقها وتمكينها داخل الأسرة والمجتمع. هذا أبرز ما كشف عنه أحدث تقرير لـ”الباروميتر العربي” الذي أطلق نهاية شباط/فبراير الماضي. وسلط الضوء على التضارب بين بعض التوجهات العربية نحو أدوار المرأة الاجتماعية والسياسية، مبرزاً تحيز بعض النساء ضد هذه الأدوار والحقوق. وأشار التقرير إلى أنه…

Egyptian Youth are Dissatisfied with Their Education System

Egyptian Youth are Dissatisfied with Their Education System

Around the world, students graduating from university worry about finding good jobs. Graduates from Egypt have a little more cause for concern than many of their peers: investing their time and money in higher education has statistically lowered their chances of finding employment. According to the European Training Foundation, in 2016, unemployment for youth in Egypt aged 15-24 was 11.3…

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…