Today's Middle East: Pressures and Challenges
Prepared for the Sir Bani Yas Forum
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From September 4 to October 3, 2014, Zogby Research Services conducted face-to-face polling in eight Middle East countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and Turkey). A total of 7,567 adults were surveyed on their attitudes toward: the still unfolding developments of the Arab Spring; the role played by the Muslim Brotherhood; the conflict in Syria; the future of Iraq; the regional role played by Iran; the impact of other countries on the region; and concern with the growth of sectarianism. We also asked Iranians for their opinions on their own government’s foreign and domestic policies. Because ZRS had surveyed regional views on similar issues in 2011 and 2012, and had conducted an internal poll of Iranians in 2013, we have a body of data with which we can compare attitudes over the past four years.