Does Arab Public Opinion Matter in 2020?


Dana El Kurd

Non-resident Senior Fellow

Arab Center Washington DC

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Imad K. Harb

Director of Research and Analysis

Arab Center Washington DC

Headshot of Khalil E. Jahshan

Khalil E. Jahshan

Executive Director

Arab Center Washington DC

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Sahar Khamis

Associate Professor, Department of Communication

University of Maryland, College Park

Laurie King

Laurie King

Member of the Board of Directors

Arab Center Washington DC


Tamara Kharroub

Deputy Executive Director & Senior Fellow

Arab Center Washington DC

About the Webinar

Arab Opinion Index (2019-2020), released by the Arab Center Washington DC on November 16, 2020, is the largest public opinion survey conducted in the Arab world. It is the seventh in a series of public opinion surveys conducted since 2011 by the Arab center for Research and Policy Studies based in Doha, Qatar. It is based on the findings of face-to-face interviews conducted with 28,288 individual respondents in 13 Arab countries.

The webinar will focus on the following questions among other findings:

1. How do Arab citizens assess their economic and political conditions in their respective countries?
2. Do Arab citizens yearn for democracy in the Arab world?
3. Are Arab citizens really turning their backs to religion and religiosity, in general?
4. Are Arabs tired, as widely reported, of supporting the Palestine cause?
5. How do Arabs perceive ongoing efforts at normalization with Israel?
6. How do Arab citizens assess national threats to their respective countries?
7. Does assessment of US policy in the region differ among Arab countries?
8. To what extent do Arabs rely on the internet and social media as their source of information?

Click here to read the results of the survey


Wednesday November 18, 2020