Arab Barometer VI

July 2020 - October 2020
Duration: July 2020 - October 2020
Funded by: Middle East Partnership Initiative, Princeton University, University of Michigan, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Arab Barometer research network interviewed 6,026 people in 6 countries through mobile telephone surveys designed to be nationally representative of each country’s public opinion. This unique survey captures the sentiments of Arab citizens during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In compliance with local ordinances and social distancing protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our interviewers, the respondents and their communities, Arab Barometer conducted telephone surveys as an alternative to its long-standing face-to-face approach.
  • In all countries except Lebanon, the 20-minute interviews were conducted over the phone with citizens randomly selected to fairly represent their communities using random-digit dialing (RDD) samples. In Lebanon, the phone numbers were called randomly from a list of more than 300,000 numbers and were stratified by governorate and sect.
  • Most questions were closed-ended, meaning respondents picked the response option that most closely matched their view.
  • The survey is of citizens across six countries in the Arab world: Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. Not all countries across the region were included due to funding limitations and feasibility considerations.

Participating Institutions