US Elections 2016: Arab Public Opinion Poll


Washington DC – The Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) will be releasing the results of an Arab public opinion survey on the U.S. presidential elections on November 1, 2016 at the National Press Club.

Many questions have been raised in recent months about the impact of the US presidential campaign on relations with the Arab world. How do average Arab citizens perceive the electoral process in the United States? Do US elections matter to Arabs? Do they think that the outcome of presidential elections in the US impacts their lives in their respective countries or in the Arab region at large? Do Arabs favor a candidate over the other? What worries the Arab public about US foreign policy and what are their expectations after November 8?

These and other legitimate questions prompted the Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) to conduct a public opinion survey in the Arab world on October 18-28, 2016. The survey polled a randomly selected aggregate sample of 3,600 respondents covering nine Arab countries, namely Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. The results will be released at a special press conference scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
First Amendment room
National Press Club
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research organization located in Washington, District of Columbia dedicated to furthering economic, political, historical, and social understanding of the Arab world in the United States, and to providing insight on US foreign policy in the Middle East.