Youth, Emotional Energy, and Political Violence: The Cases of Egypt and Saudi Arabia Survey, 2005

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This survey explores the sociopolitical and cultural attitudes of young Egyptians and Saudis. The survey focuses primarily on: (1) the sources of epistemic authorities that youths rely in forming opinions about various social and cultural issues and deciding their careers; (2) the extent to which youth are aware of development ideas; (3) youth's orientations toward such issues as the relationship between religion and politics, form of government, Western culture, and social status of women, and; (4) youth's religiosity and attitudes toward religion.

Data File
Cases: 1,882
Variables: 223
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: Egypt: May 5 - June 30, 2005 Saudi Arabia: July 10 - July 25, 2005.
Funded By
United States Institute of Peace, Eastern Michigan University, and the Mellon Foundation
Collection Procedures
Face-to Face interviews
Sampling Procedures
The target population for the Egyptian survey was youth between 18 and 25 years old, and a representative sample of 928 youths from three cities—Alexandria, El-Minya, and Cairo—was selected. A representative sample of 954 youths ages 18 to 25 were also the target for the Saudi survey which was conducted in the cities of Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam/Khobar. In both countries, face-to-face interviews were conducted with pencil and paper. There was no over-sampling or weighting in this sample.
Principal Investigators
Mansoor Moaddel, Professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University, Principal Investigator.

Stuart A. Karabenick, Senior Research Scientist in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan, Co-Principal Investigator.

Arland Thornton, Professor of Sociology, Research Professor in the Survey Research Center and Population Studies Center, and Director of the Population Studies Center, The University of Michigan, Co-Principal Investigator.