2021 Middle East Scholar Barometers


Middle East Scholar Barometer #1 (February 8-15, 2021)

Survey Methodology: This survey was carried out February 8-15, 2021 online using the University of Maryland's Qualtrics platform. The poll was distributed to 1,293 recipients and 521 consented to the terms of the survey and provided responses. Recipients included those who are members of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the Middle East and North Africa section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and other relevant contacts of the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) at George Washington University. The poll was conducted using an anonymous link sent out via email, which did not collect any identifiable information about the respondents. The poll was designed using the University of Maryland's Qualtrics platform, which generated the anonymous link that was sent out, and the data from the responses were also collected on this platform.

Questionnaire with Results

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"Here's how experts on the Middle East see the region's key issues, our new survey finds," Washington Post Monkey Cage, February 16, 2021. (Cross-posted here: "Biden says he will listen to experts. Here is what scholars of the Middle East think.," Brookings Institution Order from Chaos, February 19, 2021). 

"Two-Thirds of Middle East Experts Want Biden to Return to Iran Deal Without Conditions: Poll," by Nicole Fallert, Newsweek, February 16, 2021. 

"UMD Co-sponsors Venture Surveying Middle East Scholars," by Maryland Today Staff, Maryland Today, February 16, 2021. 

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02/22/2021 - 2:38 pm