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Public Opinion & Media

Find researched documents and articles on the relationship between public opinion and mass media. Citizen's views are very important on government actions for every political, social and economical activity. Public makes its opinion on the basis of consideration of the political activities going on in socitey. Public opinion can change with the change in considerations and it actually reflects the mind set of every person in society.

The Public Opinion Centre (POC) at b’huth conducts regular cycles of public opinion research and analysis in the UAE. 

The study of public sentiment is pertinent to policy makers as it contributes to forming the correct context upon which decisions are made.  This ethos empowers and drives our Public Opinion Centre; with a native understanding of local UAE and GCC culture, the studies produced by our team aim to identify the top issues concerning the public and also track their progress and the nature of the sentiment’s change over the years.

Public Opinion Research

Our Public Opinion research also serves policy and decision makers by identify potential trends in public needs, while also understanding the possible implications and public reaction to policy changes or the introduction of new law / policy.

Public Opinion' Planning, Designing & Implementation

The  POC at b’huth maintains the highest standard in the planning, designing and implementation of surveys, focus groups and other tools for public opinion research. We’ve developed our own methodology in the study of media and social media to identify issues of public priority, and have presented it since at several conferences, such as WAPOR in 2016.

The research conducted by our Public Opinion Centre  is supported by active membership in  several international organizations, such as The Arab Public Opinion Polls Network, the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the World  Association for Public Opinion Research and the Royal Statistical Society (UK).

 

  • 'New Conservatism' in Dubai

    11-04-2010

    These cases have attracted attention because they seem to be at odds with Dubais image of tolerance of its large expat population and its desire to appeal to tourism. The world has long understood that Dubai as host will tolerate behaviour generally accepted elsewhere provided it does not blatantly offend local laws. This tolerance has been part of Dubais core appeal, distinguishing it from the alternatives of Riyadh or Doha.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Hi-jacked Jockeys Story

    06-03-2010

    The difference between a picture and an image may be in the eye of the beholder. A picture may freeze an instant of reality but an image lives in a larger time and space and can depart from the original picture. This may have happened in the situation of the Anti-Slavery International (ASI) story about a camel jockey event held near Abu Dhabi. The image the story portrayed was quite different from the pictures that ran with it.

    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy


  • Signs of Returning Confidence

    05-10-2010

    Upon DWs statement that it had the agreement of 99% of its creditors for the new debt structure and expected the final settlement within weeks, the government of Dubai appears to have shifted to offense. Dubais ruler broke off from his preparations for an Horseriding Endurance Race in Lexington (in which he subsequently came second and the UAE team took Gold) to give an interview for Bloomberg TV. He insisted that we are back and that he continues to be excited by the challenge of Dubais endurance ride on the road to recovery.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • The Post Arab-Spring State: Parliaments and Beyond

    07-02-2012

    The uprisings in the Arab world were in essence an attempt to restore the fundamental legitimacy of the government by bringing it back to its roots, to the people. The masses of mostly young people who came out in the streets obviously forced change. But they have left unanswered some vital questions about what goals the changes can serve.

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General


  • Is Arab democracy of vital interest to US?

    03-06-2012

    In the past, Arabs experienced a form of western democracy, which was specifically tailored and imposed by foreign occupiers. However, this scene was deceptive, as such a democracy had a red line that was not to be crossed: the demand for independence

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Cuban Missiles crisis: Think again

    31-10-2012

    Fifty years ago, almost the entire world said America emerged victorious from the Cuban stand-off as it ended with the Soviets taking out their missiles from Cuba. That was the prevalent view, but the hidden facts and the content shows another victor.

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • A second wave of Arab Spring

    07-01-2013

    The veteran Iranian writer, Amir Taheri, writing in Alsharq Alawsat on January 4 wondered: If 2012 was the Arabic version of 1848 in Europe as many observers think, will 2013 be the Arabic version of 1852 which witnessed military coups in Europe?

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Public opinion in the United Arab Emirates

    11-05-2015

    Public opinion is one of the vital tools countries use to build strategies and public policy.

    img Yasir Al-Muqbel
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Pubic Opinion Studies


  • Child Protection: The law is only a beginning

    04-02-2014

    With the new child protection law in the UAE to come into place, what role does the education system play in ensuring child safety?

    img Fatima Sultan
    Senior Resident Fellow- Public Policy


  • Egypt's Second Uprising

    18-12-2012

    The battle over the new constitution in Egypt reveals that Egyptians have toppled the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, but the revolution was stolen by the religious twin of the Mubarak-era dictatorship through the ballot box unfortunately

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Happiness and Tolerance: A UAE Vision

    24-04-2016

    In a step ahead of any other state the United Arab Emirates federal government has committed the ministerial level to enhancing the achievement of happiness and tolerance.  

    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy


  • Keynote Lecture: Media Analysis to Rank Public Interest Issues

    16-11-2015

    Director of the Public Opinion Center at b'huth delivers keynote lecture at the 5th annual research conference (Moscow, Russia).

    img Yasir Al-Muqbel
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Pubic Opinion Studies


  • World Values Survey (Wave 7)

    29-05-2016

    Several social research centers, independent or affiliated to universities have been engaged in the implementation of international programs which  study and  record   the social attitudes in various countries  through  the application of a unified methodology and a single  time frame. This article explores the World Values Survey and the added value it provides in forming public policy. 

    img Yasir Al-Muqbel
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Pubic Opinion Studies


  • Is there a right time for protecting children?

    16-06-2016

    The UAE’s Child Rights law will soon come into effect after years of discussion. Reactions to it unsurprisingly included speculations about law applications, which is helpful for decision makers to understand the view of the public and to highlight aspects that need further clarification. 

    img Fatima Sultan
    Senior Resident Fellow- Public Policy


  • Daesh in Europe: Terrorism or Mass Murder?

    03-09-2016

    Whether all of this year’s violence should be categorised as ‘terrorism’ or not, it seems very clear that Daesh propagandists are also opportunists. Read more....

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Foreign Labor: Time for a Review

    30-08-2016


    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Legislating Decency

    07-09-2016

    For an American, Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech (note capital letters) are sacred rights.   Born in rebellion against the English king who would jail and torture those who spoke out in criticism, Americans censor nothing.  You can get away with saying or writing almost anything in the U.S.

    img Kay Wise
    Principal Consultant


  • The Indicator of National Affiliation in the World Values Survey

    08-09-2016

    One of the most important components of the survey was the one related to the question code V66, regarding the willingness of individuals to 'fight [sacrifice] for their country'. This question reflects a component of national belonging... Read more

    img Yasir Al-Muqbel
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Pubic Opinion Studies


  • Defining the objectives of the Health Care System

    18-07-2017

      While my friend was explaining to me how the doctors in Germany diagnose the knee pain that he has suffered and the proposed treatments, a question comes spontaneously to my mind, Why our doctors cannot make such a diagnosis that was concluded by the doctors in Germany, specially it is an external diagnosis not a macroscopic or laboratory diagnosis.

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Commercial Sector has to take responsibility of degradation of Arabic Language

    07-09-2017

    Can the misuse of the language including its words, and grammar rules in publicity and notoriety be considered as a legal offense of some kind or misdemeanor?  Theoretically, no one would agree to consider this more than an error requiring correction and perhaps this calls for nothing due to being a normal result. However, would the issue be changed if it was regarded within the frame of the current degradation of the Arabic Language among the new generations of the Arab and especially, here, in the Gulf region? 

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center