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Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out

From their choice of news to social media, poll reveals key issues affecting young Arabs today

Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
Arab youths see TV as the most trusted news medium - with 60% in favour. The highest rating was seen in Qatar (85%) and lowest in Bahrain (25%), according to the third Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey
Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
According to the third Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, there has been a dramatic rise in social networking among the region's youth. It is up from 32% to 60% and the number of those reading blogs were up from 5% to 18%
Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
Parents (83%) have strongest influence over Arab youth, the Survey revealed - compared to pop stars (25%), politicians (28%) or business leaders (30%)
Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
There is an increasing positivity among the Arab youth towards UK (41%, up from 25%) and US (36%, up from 28%)
Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
36% of non-GCC youth have no interest in travelling abroad, compared to 1% of GCC youth
Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
The intent of entrepreneurship is high among the Arab Youth - at 51%, the third Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey revealed
Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
Belief in economic recovery is seen strong in Qatar and low in Lebanon/Egypt, based on the opinions revealed in the third Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey
Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
According to the third Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, the number of youth planning to enter education was highest in UAE and lowest in Jordan
Lifestyle choice: Arab youth speak out
According to the third Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, plans to work in the public sector was highest among the youth in KSA at 79%; and lowest in Egypt at 9%