Arabs believe religion is the moral compass of their societies

Taufiq Sugeng 10-Dec-2019

The YouGov survey commissioned by Arab news in partnership with the Arab Strategy forum suggests that Arab respondents think religion plays an important role in maintaining moral standards in society.

The poll showed that 72% of Arab respondents felt that their home country was deeply religious and 66% of respondents identified as actively practicing their religion.

A total of 3,079 Arabic speakers above 18 years and above residing across 18 MENA countries participated in the survey.

Overall, religion was viewed as providing a moral compass with 62% believing their countries need religious law to maintain moral standards.