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Arab Public Opinion on Climate Change (2021-2022)

Key Findings: ▶Water is the biggest perceived environmental challenge facing countries in MENA, followed by waste management. ▶ Citizens hold each other and their governments equally responsible for lack of action on climate. ▶ There is broad support among citizens for more government actions in response to climate change. ▶ Despite recognizing that environmental challenges exist, more immediate issues take…

Public Opinion in Lebanon 2021-2022

Key Findings From Arab Barometer Wave Seven: Trust in political actors is extremely low and has fallen over the last decade with the notable exception of the LAF. The economy & corruption are seen as the country’s biggest problems while there is wide concern about growing inequality. Lebanese want the government to lower the cost of living, create jobs, &…

Arab Barometer Wave VII


Women and COVID-19 in MENA

Key Findings: Women more concerned about COVID-19 than men COVID-19 increased family stress Perceptions of gender based violence tended to decrease during the pandemic Structural barriers to work more pressing than cultural barriers

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…

Arab Public Opinion on International Relations: Findings from the Sixth Wave of Arab Barometer

Key Findings: Support for the U.S. has increased dramatically since 2020. President Biden’s policies are more favored than President Trump’s. Many view U.S. assistance positively and have a desire for increased support for education & infrastructure China is viewed more favorably than the U.S., but support is low for China, Inc. Saudi Arabia is more popular than Iran, but by…

Arab Barometer VI


Youth in MENA: Findings from the Fifth Wave of the Arab Barometer

Key Findings: Youth economic frustration across MENA is increasing. Youth have little trust in governments, which are widely viewed as being corrupt, leading to a potential crisis of legitimacy in the region. However, views of youth differ relatively little from older generations in this regard. Youth are more likely to want to emigrate and to participate in informal politics. Arab…

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

Summary: The under-representation of female leadership in the Covid-19 responses hurts girls and women in the Arab world who are uniquely impacted by this humanitarian crisis. Citizens’ bias plays a role in the lack of women occupying high-rank political leadership positions. And, especially during times of crisis, citizens want to see a leader that they can trust to take charge…

Women’s Agency & Economic Mobility in MENA: Examining Patterns & Implications

Key Findings: Opinions regarding women’s rights and their roles in society are progressing unevenly in MENA. While citizens of Arab countries are more approving of women’s right to education, work and holding political office, there is far from universal agreement that women should have equal rights in all areas. Moreover, there is little agreement that women should have equal roles…

Arab Barometer Wave V


Arab Barometer Wave IV