4th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2011/12

Fair pay and home ownership displace democracy as top priorities in the 4th ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey

Earning a fair wage and owning a home are now the two highest priorities for young people in the Middle East – displacing living in a democracy as the greatest aspiration of regional youth, according to the findings of the ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2012, the largest study of its kind of the region's largest demographic.

Today, being paid a fair wage is not only the highest collective priority among those surveyed – with 82 per cent of all Arab youthciting it as "very important" – but is also the highest individual priority in each of the 12 countries covered.

Meanwhile, the percentage of respondents who said that living in a democratic country is "very important" to them declined by 10 per cent in the 2012 survey. This year, 58 per cent of Arab youth said that this is "very important" them, down from 68 per cent in 2011.

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