July 10, 2012

Most Muslims Want Democracy, Personal Freedoms, and Islam in Political Life

Survey Methods

The survey in Tunisia is part of the larger Spring 2012 Pew Global Attitudes survey conducted in 21 countries under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

Results for the survey in Tunisia are based on 1,000 face-to-face interviews of adults conducted March 22 to April 20, 2012. The survey is representative of the country’s adult population. It uses a multi-stage cluster sample stratified by governorate and proportional to population size and urban/rural population. Interviews were conducted in Tunisian Arabic.

The margin of sampling error is ±3.9 percentage points. For the results based on the full sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling and other random effects is plus or minus the margin of error. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.

About the 2012 Pew Global Attitudes Survey

Results for the survey are based on face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Survey results are based on national samples. For further details on sample designs, see below.

The descriptions below show the margin of sampling error based on all interviews conducted in that country. For results based on the full sample in a given country, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling and other random effects is plus or minus the margin of error. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.