Survey shows majority of Arabs for democracy

In a recent survey, over 70 percent of Arabs said they would be in support of democracy.

This research comes from The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACPRS).

Their survey demonstrated that respondents don’t have full faith in institutions either, with almost a quarter of respondents (24 percent) stating that they don’t believe countries apply law equally.

A statement revealing these results outlined that their survey included almost 33 thousand respondents across 14 Arab countries.

The research also took a deep dive into some of the most prominent subjects in world news. For instance, over 40 percent of respondents agreed that Russia’s declaration of war on Ukraine was unjustified.

That is compared to 19 percent who said it was justified, and over a third (37 percent) said they do not know or declined to answer.

There were also interesting results in regard to use of social media in Arab countries. Almost all Arabs have a social media account, with Facebook the most popular in most areas. However, Twitter does buck the trend in Arab countries.

Interaction with political issues on social media platforms is divided, with 48 percent interacting with or participate in these conversations on these platforms, and 48 percent not.

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) describes itself as “an independent research institute for the study of the social sciences and humanities” with the goal of examining “the key issues afflicting the Arab world, governments, and communities”.

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