We continue to ask our Arab millennial audience* questions on their attitudes towards a variety of global issues. Please note that we regularly update this section.
Young Arabs have surprisingly mixed, diverse and often contradicting views. For example, a majority recognise Hamas as a terrorist organisation whilst a substantial majority also recognise Israel as a nation. On the other hand, a substantial majority of young Arabs simultaneously oppose foreign intervention in Syria.
Finally, young Arabs would not generally sacrifice stability for democracy, but are prepared to sacrifice stability for freedom. Perhaps the term “democracy” has developed more of a Western connotation compared to the term “freedom”.
Israel & Palestine
Whether or not you are pro-Palestine, do you believe that Hamas is a terrorist organisation?
Whether or not you are pro-Palestine, do you recognise Israel as a nation?
Do you consider Bashar al-Assad to be the legitimate leader of Syria?
Do you think RT/Russia Today is a biased media outlet?
Overall, are you happy that foreign nations, organisations and/or individuals intervened in Syria?
In general, how do you perceive monarchy as a political system?
Large sample size
If you had to choose between democracy and stability, which would you choose?
Low sample size
If you had to choose between freedom and stability, which would you choose?
In your opinion, is it ever acceptable to acknowledge the few benefits of colonialism?
Culture & Religion
In your opinion, can hijab ever be an expression of feminism?
Do you find it difficult to fit Ramadan around your modern life?
Low sample size
Would you prefer to marry a partner from your native country or would you prefer to marry an Arab/non-Arab in the West?
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*Our readers tend to be Arab millennials, these are defined as those who identify as Arab, born in the 80s and 90s, and live inside or outside the Arab world. (For example, they may be born and may live in Britain). We asked these opinion poll questions on our social media platforms but it is possible that some people outside of our typical demographic answered some of these questions. To learn more about our definitions click here.