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10 Years after the Arab Uprisings: Where does Public Opinion in the Region Stand Today?

by Thomas Volk

Regional Survey

Ten years after the outbreak of the Arab uprisings that gripped much of the Middle East and North Africa in one form or another, the Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS PolDiMed) is delighted to published a survey that captures the opinions, sentiments and feelings of citizens in Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

The last decade has affected each country in the region very differently, and yet the issues facing them in times of the global COVID pandemic unite them under a common challenge. Much has been said about the different paths countries have taken in the post-2011 era, but hope and optimism often fall by the wayside. The willingness of citizens to achieve tangible success and work for positive change only underscores the bright future for which the region is working tirelessly. In a region where youth account for nearly half of the population, we need to listen to what the younger generations envision for their region and accompany them in the process.

The 2020 KAS PolDiMed Survey will be a key element of our work for the new year and will guide our activities for the remaining months of 2021. The survey follows our overall activities focused on local voices and local partners, and how we can facilitate political dialogue and support regional integration in the wider Mediterranean region. We would like to thank our partner, Arab Research and Analytics Associates (ARAA), for conducting this insightful regional survey and for providing analysis and perspective on the results of the quantitative data.

We hope you enjoy reading this first launch report of our survey and invite you to follow our subsequent thematic analyses of the KAS PolDiMed Survey, which will follow regularly during the first months of this year. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the survey results and are open to any feedback or perspective on the findings.

Read the study in pdf.

Contact Person

Thomas Volk

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Director Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean

thomas.volk@kas.de +216 70 02 94 60
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