Survey Research in the Middle East


In addition to my book manuscript, Why Alliances Fail, I have several additional article projects drawing on original public opinion polls and population-based survey experiments conducted in the Middle East.  These survey projects build upon methodological training I received as a participant in New York University’s 2014 Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Completed in Spring 2016, the first project financed by the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Nuclear Security uses a nationally representative survey experiment of 1800 Moroccans to evaluate whether a hypothetical threat from Israel, Iran, or another Arab state generates more public support for nuclear weaponization and aggressive nuclear strategies.  Completed in 2015, the second project sponsored and financed by a Moroccan legal reform organization, Droit et Justice, is a 1200 person survey that examines public attitudes toward bribery and informal influence in Morocco’s judiciary.  Results from this survey have been published in Political Research Quarterly. 

If you are interested in undertaking a public opinion poll in Morocco, please contact me at . I can introduce you to Dr. Mhammed Abderebbi, who leads Morocco’s most professional and reliable polling organization.  Dr. Abderebbi acts as the local director for the Arab Barometer, Afro-Barometer, and World Values Survey projects in Morocco.  He has extensive experience administering surveys for both U.S. and European embassies and universities and the Moroccan government. 



Teams of Moroccan doctoral students undertake surveys for Dr. Buehler's nuclear attitudes project in collaboration with Dr. Mhammed Abderebbi.

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