Polling the Lebanese Youth on Politics and sectarianism – Study Report
Lebanese politics are negatively affected by sectarianism, with the majority of political parties claiming to serve and protect one sect’s interests. Sectarianism causes divisions and reduces trust among citizens in their democratic rights. It is also limiting the chances for young independent activists and women to actively participate in the political sphere.
To this end Rashad Center at Adyan Foundation conducted a survey, as part of the “Youth Leaders for Non-Sectarian Politics in Lebanon” project, on the Lebanese youth’s attitudes and views on sectarianism and politics in Lebanon.
This survey aims to deepen the understanding of the youth about pluralism in Lebanon, religious and national identities, concerns and visions related about Lebanon, and their role in building it, in the perspective of the 2022 Parliamentarian elections.
The poll was conducted between November 29- December 14, 2019, with a sample of 1,800 Lebanese aged 18-35 years, distributed proportionally over the Lebanese districts based on the number of registered voters
The full study in both Arabic and English can be found here: