Survey Methodology: This survey was carried out November 10-17, 2023, online using the University of Maryland’s Qualtrics platform. The poll was distributed to 3,214 recipients resulting in 936 responses. Recipients included those who are members of the Middle East and North Africa section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), as well as members of the American Historical Association (AHA) who specialized in the Middle East, and other relevant contacts of the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) at George Washington University. The poll was conducted using an anonymous link sent out via email, which did not collect any identifiable information about the respondents. The poll was designed using the University of Maryland’s Qualtrics platform, which generated the anonymous link that was sent out, and the data from the responses were also collected on this platform. The questions, some of which were repeat questions from previous polls, were prepared by the two principal investigators in consultation with the academic advisory committee of the Middle East Scholar Barometer.
“Scholars Who Study the Middle East Are Afraid to Speak Out: Polling data indicate widespread self-censorship,” by Marc Lynch and Shibley Telhami, The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 5, 2023.