Youth in MENA: Findings from the Fifth Wave of the Arab Barometer

Key Findings:

  • Youth economic frustration across MENA is increasing.
  • Youth have little trust in governments, which are widely viewed as being corrupt, leading to a potential crisis of legitimacy in the region.
  • However, views of youth differ relatively little from older generations in this regard.
  • Youth are more likely to want to emigrate and to participate in informal politics.
  • Arab publics, including youth, generally affirm women’s equal rights but less accepting of their equal roles in society.