The Tumultuous Decade
This book brings together nearly a decade of Zogby Research Services (ZRS) public opinion polling in Arab countries, Turkey, and Iran—a period of great tumult across the Middle East and North Africa.
Through polling, ZRS gives people a chance to speak for themselves—people who are often “spoken for” by governments or elites who think they know what the “local” people think, or even what they should think.
The danger of not listening is most acutely illustrated by the series of near-blind decisions that preceded and accompanied the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, but also rears its head in international decisions and actions in many Middle Eastern arenas, from the Israel- Palestine conflict to the Russian intervention in Syria. International policymaking toward the Middle East, while it considers matters of energy, security, trade, and the like, must always keep in view—front and center—the opinions and priorities of the people concerned.
—From the Preface by Paul Salem
Quality of Life
From February 22 to March 29, 2016, we surveyed 23,996 adults in 22 countries across Europe, Asia, the Arab World, Australia, and the United States in order to gauge their perceptions regarding the quality of life in their countries. We measured how satisfied and secure they feel with their current personal situation, how confident they are in the direction of their country, and how optimistic they are about the future.
Middle East Public Opinion 2018
Zogby Research Services was commissioned by the Sir Bani Yas Forum to explore attitudes toward a range of issues including their overall priorities; satisfaction with and confidence in their country’s institutions; views of other countries; the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the Iran nuclear deal; and extremism. We also surveyed Palestinians and Iranians about developments within their countries. Between August 22 and September 17, 2018, we conducted face-to-face polls, surveying 8,628 adults in eight Arab countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE), Turkey, and Iran.
A Promising Partner: How China Views Australia
From February 19–25, 2015, Zogby Research Services conducted an interactive survey of 1,010 Chinese business leaders for the Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology, Sydney. The objective was to measure the attitudes of these C-Suite executives toward Australia.