Arab Public Opinion on Domestic Conditions: Findings from the Sixth Wave of Arab Barometer

Key Findings:

  • The economy & COVID-19 were the most important challenges facing regional countries
  • Despite large variation, minorities have a positive view of current economic conditions
  • With the exception of two countries, minorities envision a more positive economic horizon & majorities fear loss of income
  • Sizable proportions wish to emigrate, particularly among the educated youth
  • Minorities trust the government across the region, & overwhelming majorities believe corruption is prevalent
  • Perceptions of freedoms are declining in “more free” countries, with notable proportions supporting restrictions during emergencies
  • Social Media is fast becoming the primary source for breaking news