Arab youth's assessment on the use of Arabic compared to English in MENA 2015-2017

This statistic describes the opinion of the Arab youth on the usage of English over Arabic on a daily basis in the Middle East and North Africa from 2015 to 2017. During the 2017 survey period, a share of 54 percent of the respondents agreed that they used English more then Arabic on a daily basis.

Middle East and North African youth: Using English more then Arabic on a daily basis? *

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Sources

Release date

May 2017

Region

Asia, MENA

Survey time period

February 7 to March 7, 2017

Number of respondents

3,500 respondents

Age group

18-24 years

Special properties

Interviews were conducted in Arabic and English

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Original question was phased as follows:"How strongly do you agree or disagree with the statement? On a daily basis, I use English more than Arabic."

Research methodology can be found on page 6 of the report.

Respondents breakdown: Algeria n= 200,
Bahrain n= 200,
Egypt n=300,
Iraq n=250,
Jordan n= 200,
Kuwait n= 200,
Lebanon n= 200,
Libya n= 200,
Morocco n= 200,
Oman n= 200,
Palestinian Territories n=150,
Qatar n= 200,
Saudi Arabia n=300,
Tunisia n= 200,
United Arab Emirates n=300,
Yemen n= 200.

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