Most of the Arab young people refuse terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and don’t believe that this can impose its caliphate model in the region, according to a study by Burson-Marsteller published today.
The annual study on the youth Arab 2016 reveals a decrease tacit at EI support, since only 13% of respondents would support it “if not used so much violence,” compared with 19% of 2015.
According to the face-to-face interviews conducted between January and February of 2016 to 3,500 men and women from countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and the Yemen, 50% considered the EI “the main obstacle in the region”.
Three of every four young Arabs are worried by the rise of the terrorist group, but only one in six believe that it might impose in the Middle East.
25% believes that the lack of jobs and opportunities is the main factor that drives the recruitment in the jihadist ranks, while another 25% do not see any reason for who anyone wants to join the EI.