About The Survey

Now in its milestone 15th year, the annual ASDA’A BCW Arab Youth Survey is largest study of its kind of the Arab world’s largest demographic – its over 200 million youth. The survey presents evidence-based insights on the hopes, attitudes and aspirations of Arab youth, informing governments, the private sector, multilateral institutions and academics on policymaking, business strategy and emerging trends.

Findings Under Six Emerging Themes

What do over 200 million Arab youth have to say about their future? This year, the findings are presented under six distinct themes: My Global Citizenship, My Politics, My Livelihood, My Identity, My Aspirations, and My Lifestyle.

Why We Do This Survey

We conduct this annual survey to provide rich insight on the hopes and aspirations of young Arabs, which enable governments, the private sector, civil society institutions and academia to make informed decisions and policies, and identify emerging trends. Today, it is the most quoted study on Arab youth, informed by nearly 45,000 face-to-face interviews with young Arabs over the past 15 years.

Expert Commentary

Leading commentators share their perspectives on the key findings of the 2023 ASDA'A BCW Arab Youth Survey