Sky News Arabia: Young Arabs deem unemployment, extremism biggest challenges to region — survey

May 09, 2017

Optimism has plunged among young Arabs across much of the region with a widening divide over hopes for the future between those living in the wealthy Gulf states and those living elsewhere, according to a survey.   In its 9th Annual Arab Youth Survey released recently, the ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller has found that young Arabs view unemployment and extremism as the biggest problems holding their regions back with half of those surveyed saying their countries are headed in the right direction, a big decrease from the situation just one year ago, when 64 per cent said they thought their country was going in the right direction.  The Arab Youth Survey gathers information from youth around the region, asking them questions covering a number of intriguing topics, such as the future of their countries, key obstacles to prosperity around the Middle East, world allies, communication methods, and Arabic language use compared to English.  The UAE has once again topped the world’s countries most young Arabs wish to live in, according to a recent international survey, according to ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2017.  Sky News Arabia TV Channel has interviewed Sunil John, Founder and CEO of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, and talked with him about the report.
Publication: Sky News Arabia | Media Type: TV | Country: United Arab Emirates