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Arab Barometer: Arab Publics Favorable Views of China Decline the More They Learn About Chinese Foreign Policy

Countries surveyed in the Arab Barometer public opinion poll on views towards the U.S. and China. Image via Arab Barometer.

Two of the lead researchers at Princeton University’s Arab Barometer public opinion survey project shared some additional insights about the findings from their 2021 poll on how people in the MENA region perceive the United States and China.

Michael Robbins, director and co-principal investigator at Arab Barometer, along with Amaney Jamal, dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, also a co-principal investigator, said in a column published in The Washington Post that increased familiarity among Arab publics is negatively impacting perceptions of Beijing:

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