Why Do People Participate in Surveys in Qatar?
Keywords:public opinion, survey research
In this paper, we assesses respondent participation in academic public opinion surveys in the State of Qatar. Rates of participation in SESRIâ€™s face-to-face surveys remain at levels that far exceed those observed in Western and even other Middle Eastern countries and require no incentives. An examination of respondentsâ€™ self-reported reasons for participation accords with major theories on participation in survey research. Subgroup analysis found the main distinction primarily on â€œnational loyaltyâ€ as a participation motivator which was higher among Â older, better educated, and city-dwelling Qataris. Among younger Qataris, â€œexpressing opinionâ€ was a significantly higher motivator than among older. At this time results indicate no reason to explore using incentives in the immediate future.
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