Arab Spring survey results to be revealed

Arab Spring survey results to be revealed

The views and opinions of citizens of regions affected by the Arab Spring will be revealed at a policy briefing event held in Edinburgh this week.

An opinion survey designed and implemented by a team of researchers led by the University of Aberdeen was answered by people living in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

The findings from the Trans Arab project survey provide an understanding of the attitudes and behaviours of ordinary citizens in the seven countries in the context of the social, political and economic transformations taking place in the region.

Key findings from the public opinion survey for each country will be provided at the policy briefing at United Nations House in Edinburgh on Wednesday June 1.

A brief presentation will be given by a member of the Aberdeen team outlining the findings from the survey on attitudes towards the EU, the support it has given the region, and what ordinary citizens hope the EU will do for their countries in the future.

Dr Andrea Teti, the academic coordinator of the consortium and senior lecture in Politics at the University of Aberdeen will introduce the project and members of the research consortium will be available to answer questions and provide additional information.

The results will be revealed at United Nations House Scotland, Dolphin House, 4 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW on Wednesday 1 June at 6.00pm.