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Arab Index: 74% of Arabs support establishment of democratic regime in their countries

May 10, 2018 at 1:22 am

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The results of the survey conducted by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies showed that 74 per cent of the respondents in 11 Arab countries support democracy, compared to 16 per cent of the respondents who reject the establishment of democracy in their countries.

These results were announced at  a press conference, on Wednesday at the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, to launch the 2018 Arab Index survey.

The Arab Index surveyed 18,830 citizens in Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait between December 2017 and April 2018.

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The survey was carried out by 865 researchers. It took about 45,000 hours to be conducted and the field researchers walked more than 700,000 km to reach areas that appeared in the sample throughout the Arab world.

The sixth edition of this survey is the largest public opinion poll in the Arab region, whether in terms of the sample size, the number of the included countries or its axes.