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Commissioned Research Projects

Through its collaborations with scholars around the world, ERTC has conducted both quantitative and qualitative data collection projects since its inception in 2000. The results of these surveys and experiments have yielded significant contributions to our knowledge of the values and attitudes of the Egyptian public. Previous projects among the Egyptian population include:


Quantitative Research Projects:

  • Project1

    Voting of the Egyptian Public in the Parliamentary Election, 2015. This project surveyed a representative sample of 2000 adults in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Whitefield, Oxford University, and Dr. Mazen Hassan, Cairo University, Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences.

  • Project2

    Gallup World Organization, 2005-peresent. ERTC has conducted at least one survey every year for the Gallup World Poll since 2005. Each survey uses a nationally representative sample of 1000 individuals aged 15 years and over.

  • Project3

    Media Use Study, 2015. This project surveyed a sample of 600 adults and was conducted in collaboration with the Pan Arab Research Center, Dubai, UAE.

  • Project4

    Internet Use Study, 2012, 2015. This project surveyed a representative sample of 1000 adults in collaboration with the Pan Arab Research Center, Dubai, UAE.

  • Project5

    Broadcasting Board of Governors, USA (BBG) Media Survey, 2012, 2013, 2015. This survey was based on a representative sample of 2000 adults and was commissioned by the Gallup World Organization.

  • Project6

    Perception Survey in the Middle East: A Multi-Country Study, 2008-2014. The Egyptian component of this project surveyed a representative sample of 1000 adults and was part of the “Need Program for Area Studies” commissioned by Hitotsubashi University in Japan in collaboration with Drs. Hiroshi Kato and Erina Iwasaki.

  • Project7

    Egyptian Public Attitudes towards Societal Issues, 2013. This survey was based on a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults and commissioned by Opinion Research Business (ORB), United Kingdom.

  • Project8

    Egypt Political Survey, 2011-2013. This project surveyed a representative sample of 2000 adults in collaboration with Dr. Ellen Lust, Yale University and Dr. Tarek Masoud, Harvard University.

  • Project9

    The Egyptian Public’s Views on Issues Related to Levels of Confidence in the Electoral Process and the Needs for Public Information Campaigns, 2011-2012. This project was conducted during the elections of 2011 and 2012 in collaboration with the International Foundation of Electoral Systems (IFES), Washington D.C., USA.

  • Project10

    Intercultural Trends among the People of the Euro-Mediterranean Region, 2012. This survey was based on a representative sample of 1000 adults and was conducted in conjunction with the Gallup World Organization and the Anna Lindh Foundation.

  • Project11

    Cross-Cultural Study of Values and Value Changes: A Seven-Country Survey, 2011. The Egyptian component of this project surveyed a representative sample of 3000 adults in collaboration with Dr. Mansoor Moaddel, Eastern Michigan University, and Dr. Arland Thornton, University of Michigan.

  • Project12

    Voters Integrity Survey, 2011. This project surveyed a representative sample of 850 adults and was commissioned by Charney Research, New York, USA.

  • Project13

    Voters Intention Survey, 2010. This project surveyed a sample of 800 individuals and was commissioned by Charney Research, New York, USA.

  • Project14

    Public Opinion Survey, 2007-2009. This project surveyed a representative sample of 1500 adults and was commissioned by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA), the University of Maryland.

  • Project15

    Parliamentary Elections Survey, 2008. This survey was based on a representative sample of 1300 in collaboration with Charney Research, New York, USA and commissioned by Columbia University.

  • Project16

    Youth and Political Violence Survey in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, 2005. The survey in Egypt was based on a representative sample of 1500 youth aged 18-25 and conducted in collaboration with Dr. Mansoor Moaddel, Eastern Michigan University, and Dr. Arland Thornton, University of Michigan. The study was funded by the United States Institute of Peace, Eastern Michigan University, and the Mellon Foundation.

  • Project17

    Philanthropy for Social Justice in Muslim Countries, 2003-2004. This project surveyed a representative sample of 2000 adults and 1200 NGO personnel in the field of social services, in collaboration with the Center for Developmental Studies (CDS), Cairo, and funded by the Ford Foundation.

  • Project18

    World Values Survey, Wave 4, 2001. This project surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3000 adults. The survey was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Mansoor Moaddel at Eastern Michigan University and funded by the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation.



Qualitative Research Projects:

  • Project1

    Religious Beliefs, 2013. ERTC conducted focus groups on behalf of the Gallup World Organization and Baylor University, USA.

  • Project1

    Dynamics of Negotiation Strategies among Egyptian Males and Females: A Controlled Experiment, 2009-2013. This project was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Michele Gelfand, the University of Maryland.

  • Project2

    Cross-Cultural Examination of Core Values: A Controlled Experiment, 2009-2011. This project was conducted in collaboration with Drs. Michele Gelfand and Arie Kruglanski, the University of Maryland.

  • Project3

    A Study of Election Campaigns in 12 Districts, 2012. This qualitative study, using in-depth interviews, was in collaboration with Dr. Ellen Lust, Yale University and Tarek Masoud, Harvard University.

  • Project4

    The Evaluation of TV Commercials, 2005. ERTC conducted 18 focus groups in in Cairo, Ismaelia, and Menia. The project was commissioned by Opinion Research Business (ORB), United Kingdom.

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The illiteracy rate in 2013

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