Opinion Polling

The World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey (EOS)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been publishing the Global Competitiveness Report on a yearly basis, assessing the competitiveness landscape of economies worldwide and providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. A major component of the report is the Executive Opinion Survey (EOS) which measures a nation’s economic environment and its ability to achieve sustained growth. The Survey measures concepts such as appetite for entrepreneurship, skill gaps, and corruption to provide a more accurate assessment of the business environment and drivers of economic development. The Survey also helps calculate the WEF Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), the Networked Readiness Index, the Enabling Trade Index, the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index, the Gender Gap Index, and the Human Capital Index as well as several other reports, including The Inclusive Economic Growth and Development Report and a number of regional competitiveness studies. Since 2015, InfoPro has been the World Economic Forum’s partner and as part of this partnership has been tasked with carrying out the EOS survey on a yearly basis.  The EOS Survey has entailed that InfoPro interview 120 executives on a yearly basis

Opinion Polling of the Parliamentary Elections

InfoPro in 2009, 2013, and 2018 was commissioned to conduct opinion polling surveys for the parliamentary elections. The aim of the surveys was to assess the voting inclination and position of citizens prior to the parliamentary elections. InfoPro specifically delved into the following issues:

  • Voting intention of citizens and the reasons that might possibly change it
  • Primary candidates that they will vote for
  • Intention to vote for the candidate or the entire list
  • Political affiliation of citizens
  • Demographic profile of citizens

Each survey consisted of around 20,000 door-to-door household interviews across the electoral districts of Beirut, Baabda, Metn, Koura, Akkar, Dinnieh, Tripoli, West Bekaa, Zahle, Chouf and Saida. The sample was demographically representative of the age, gender, religious affiliation of the population in the districts under study. InfoPro, as part of its mandate, prepared a full-fledged with a forecast for each area / region assessed.

Opinion of the Municipal Elections 

InfoPro undertook an opinion polling survey to assess the municipal elections. The study explored the lists that voters will vote for, criteria influencing their decisions, their political affiliation, in addition to the following issues:

  • Satisfaction with various political figures and parties
  • Satisfaction with various political figures and parties across the listed issues:
  • Security
  • Economy
  • Handling external affairs
  • Communication with various political parties
  • Communication with the public
  • Level of trust with respect to security and economy
  • Segmentation of results across various demographics (age, gender, religion. Mohafaza etc.)
  • Strengths and weaknesses of various political figures

InfoPro carried out a total of 9,500 household interviews. The interviews were analyzed to assess the perception of the population. The data was analyzed across age, gender, political affiliation, and voting region. The interviews were carried out in the electoral districts of Saida, Shebaa, Tripoli, and Dinnieh.

Opinion Polling Surveys – Monthly Tracking

A political party was interested in monitoring important political events and evaluating specific incidents on a monthly basis. In order to reach the objectives of the study, InfoPro recommended that a monthly quantitative survey consisting of 3,000 Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews be conducted. The interviews delved into the following objectives:

  • Satisfaction with various political figures and parties
  • Satisfaction with various political figures and parties across the listed issues:
  • Security
  • Economy
  • Handling external affairs
  • Communication with various political parties
  • Communication with the public
  • Level of trust with respect to security and economy
  • Segmentation of results across various demographics (age, gender, religion. Mohafaza etc.)
  • Strengths and weaknesses of various political figures
  • Strategies to be undertaken to tackle highlighted issues across the demographics listed above

The results of the surveys were utilized to assist the political party in assessing its communication with the public over time and to develop its strategy across various target audiences.