IRI Jordan Poll Shows Improved Economic Outlook, Desire to Fight Corruption and Strengthen Political Parties

Amman, Jordan – A new nationwide public opinion poll in Jordan released by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research (CISR) found that Jordanians have a stronger view of the economy and a desire to fight corruption and strengthen political parties.  

The poll found that 44%, a plurality of adults, feel that their household economic situation will get much better or somewhat better in the next 12 months. Further, 52% state that today’s generation of young people has a good future in the country, an increase of 29 percentage points from the previous poll.  

The poll also found that 80% of Jordanians support strengthening anti-corruption efforts as part of key political reforms and 67% have confidence in the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission.  

“Our survey clearly shows that fighting corruption is a top priority for the people of Jordan,” said Owen Kirby, Director of the Middle East and North Africa at IRI. “Transparency and accountability are essential to good governance and building trust between citizens and their leaders.”    Additionally, 40% would like to see political parties further developed and empowered, an increase of 12 percentage points. “Increased support for political parties is important as new reforms take effect for September’s election,” said Kirby.


The survey was conducted on behalf of the International Republican Institute’s Center for Insights in Survey Research by the University of Jordan’s Center for Strategic Studies (CSS). The sample consists of 1,504 Jordanians aged 18 and older interviewed through face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI) conducted at respondents’ homes from February 11 – 16, 2024. The margin of error for the mid-range of the full sample is ±2.5-points at the 95% confidence level.​ The response rate for the survey was 79%. The data was weighted by governorate, urbanicity, age, sex, and educational attainment according to the Jordanian Department of Statistics’ 2023 updates to the 2015 Jordan Population and Housing Census.  

The survey was funded by the United States Agency for International Development.  

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