Posted 12.07.2012 12:56:28 UTC
Updated 12.07.2012 12:56:28 UTC
The survey makes an assessment of the people's approaches and inclinations on various social issues in the one year which has passed since the beginning of pro-democracy movements in the Middle East and North Africa.
The survey report indicates that the support given to democracy in the wake of the Arab spring in the six polled countries, namely Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan and Pakistan is still pretty strong.
The report reveals that as against 2011, the percentage of those supporting democracy has risen by 5 points in Turkey and 3 points in Lebanon but has dropped by 4 points in Egypt and 11 points in Jordan.
It has been observed on the basis of the findings that those polled have adopted democracy not only as a mere concept but as a system replete with multi-party elections and freedom of speech as well as other attributes making democracy what it is.
However, the majority of the peoples in the six countries view as the first priority a strong economy rather democracy.
Again, as far as the survey is concerned, a large portion of the populations in those countries, except for Jordan, are of the view Islam plays an important role in the rule of the country.
Gender equality is also something that the peoples of the six countries give support at a rate of more than 50%.
The biggest groups lending support to that view, the report indicates are in Lebanon with 93 % and Turkey with 84%.
The lowest percentage of people in favor of gender equality comes up in Egypt with 58 %.