3rd Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2010/11
The single greatest priority for young people in the Middle East remains living a democratic country, according to the findings of the 2010 Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, the largest study of its kind of the region’s largest demographic. This finding echoes the results of the 2009 survey – conducted well over a year before the start of recent regional unrest – which similarly identified the yearning for greater political participation as the defining characteristic of Arab youth.

Among current concerns, young people in the Middle East are most preoccupied with the rising cost of living, as well as unemployment, human rights and the gap between the rich and poor. At the same time, Arab youth remain generally optimistic about the future outlook for their country of residence. They are also increasingly active online, especially in social networks, while they remain firmly attached to traditional values.

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