Public Opinion Polls Studies Program This program intends to study public opinion stances of internal and external issues that come within Egyptian priorities. ACPSS has adopted this program to close the loophole on public opinion studies in Egypt, especially those related to economical and political issues.
Dr. Gamal Abdel Gawad is the supervisor of the program.
ACPSS has completed six studies through this program, and they are:
· Political participation: this research project was carried out simultaneously in Egypt, Jordan, and Palestinian Authority controlled areas, during mid 1998 in coordination with expert research centers. In Egypt, it was executed on a sample of 1300 civilians, distributed over Cairo, Qena, and Monufeya.
· Regional cooperation in Arab countries of the East: this research project was carried out simultaneously in Egypt, Jordan, Palestinian Authority controlled areas, Syria, and Lebanon in coordination with expert research centers. This research project included six surveys carried between March 2000 and March 2001. Two of the six surveys were accomplished during the months of August 2000 and February 2001 on two national samples, each containing 1200 samples from all Egyptian governorates. The remaining four surveys were applied, each on 100 samples, representing the academic, private business, government, public sector services, and media sectors.
· The second phase of the regional cooperation project in Arab countries of the East consisted of two research assignments; the first was of a technical nature, and was applied on four samples each consisting of 100 constituents from large private sector industries working in agriculture, tourism, communication, and multi-productional sectors.
The second assignment was applied on a national sample of 1200 constituents representing the population. These five surveys were done from August 2001, through August 2002.
· Civil participation in Parliamentary elections of 2000: executed in September 2000 on a sample of 1600 constituents representing the population.
· Civilian attitudes toward issues facing the world, in cooperation with the Leadership Academy working under the UN and Gallop Institute for Public Opinion Studies. This study was carried out in February 2002 on a national sample of 1000 constituents, in addition to a 100 constituent sample representing opinion leaders in the Egyptian society.
· Civilian attitudes toward important political, economical, and social issues facing Egypt. The study was done in the second half of June 2002 on a sample of 2200 constituents representing the Egyptian society.