Civic Engagement in the Middle East and North Africa

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Abstract

Eight years after the Arab Spring, MENA publics believe that the degree to
which their freedoms are guaranteed has declined. Arab Barometer observes a drop in perceived freedom of expression, right to protest peacefully, and to join associations since 2012-14.
• While electoral participation is low in many contexts, it appears that many
MENA publics frequently take political issues to the streets. Youth are especially likely to protest, but few say they also used force for a political
cause.
• The principle of charity is core to many religions, including Islam. Even
though Arab Barometer has observed declining rates of charitable giving,
overall a high percentage donate to the less fortunate across most countries.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherArab Barometer
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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