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As President Obama travels this week to Saudi Arabia, here's a surprising snapshot of what young Arabs think: They're scared about Daesh (ISIS) and terrorism; they yearn for more freedom and gender equality; they fear that the Arab Spring has made life worse; and they're increasingly skeptical about the role of traditional religious values. If these Arab reactions seem similar to what people would say in the West, maybe that's the real takeaway. Despite all the violence and extremism that plague the region, most young Arabs have sensible modern reactions. This isn't a world apart: Arab youths hate the turmoil that's wrecking their countries and want a better, more stable life.One intriguing finding of this study is that Arab youths are increasingly dubious about the role of religion and traditional values.This progressive view had roughly equal support from young Arab men (66 percent) as women (68 percent).In January that year, 82 percent of Arab youth supported "traditional values".
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