Understanding Ramadan: Expat Survey
August 5th, 2013, Karima Berkani

Understanding Ramadan: Expat Survey

  • 53% of online respondents say the wish they had a better understanding of Ramadan
  • 61% of online respondents have been to a friend or colleague's house for Iftaar
  • 65% of online respondents say they look forward to Ramadan every year

Undoubtedly, the Holy Month of Ramadan poses a lifestyle change for Muslims all over the world. We thought it would be interesting to ask non-Muslim expats living in the MENA region what Ramadan means to them:


The survey was conducted using the YouGov Online Panel and all questionnaires were completed between the June 25 - July 2, 2013. The results are based on a total sample of 455 non-Muslims respondents currently living in the MENA region. The YouGov panel is broadly representative of the online population within MENA.