The majority of young Arabs believe democracy would never work in the Middle East, a major regional survey has revealed.
Nearly two thirds, 64 per cent, of those who were interviewed for the 2022 Arab Youth Survey, said they believed democracy would be incompatible with the region.
The figure is in stark contrast to the 2009 Arab Youth Survey findings, in which 92 per cent of respondents in the same age group said their greatest priority was to live in a democratic country.
The survey was of 3,400 people aged 18 to 24 in the Middle East and North Africa.
Source: The National News