Preferred Arab country among Arab youths to start their own business 2016

This statistic shows the top rated countries within the Arab world/the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for Arab youths' to start their own business in the next five years, as of February 2016. At that time, an 18 percent share of the respondents stated that they would like to set up a business in Saudi Arabia.

Top rated countries within the Arab world/the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for Arab youths' to start their own business in the next five years, as of February 2016*

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Sources

Release date

April 2016

Region

Africa, MENA

Survey time period

January 11 to February 22, 2016

Number of respondents

3,500 respondents

Age group

18-24 years

Special properties

Interview conducted in Arabic and English

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The phrasing of this survey question as it appears in the report is as follows: If intends to start: In which Arab country would you like to set up your business?””.
The countries covered by this survey were Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen.
The survey did not include Syria due to the ongoing civil war there.
Respondents were exclusively comprised of citizens of the countries outlined above, with 50% male and 50% female respondents.
The margin of error for this survey is +/-1.65 per cent.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates had 300 respondents. Iraq had 250 respondents and Palestine had 150. Each remaining country had 200 respondents.
The majorty of respondents were from urban areas.

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