Study: 45% of Jordanians think of immigration, 89% think corruption widespread in Jordan

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Published: 2019-08-06 15:17

Last Updated: 2019-08-06 16:36


Study: 45% of Jordanians think of immigration, 89% think corruption widespread in Jordan
Study: 45% of Jordanians think of immigration, 89% think corruption widespread in Jordan
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Results of the Arab Democracy Index survey conducted by the University of Jordan's Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) showed that 45% of Jordanians think of immigration, while 89% think that corruption is widespread in Jordan.

Around 71% of people said that the most important challenge facing Jordan today is the overall economic situation in the country while 17% of people said that the financial and administrative corruption is the most prominent challenge.

Around 77% of the citizens assessed the current economic situation in Jordan as "bad."

Comparisons with previous years indicated that the economic situation was stable at over than 50% from 2011 to 2016, but rose by 23 points between 2016 and 2018.

About 45% of the citizens said they thought or will think of immigration. This rate is the second highest rate in the Arab world after Sudan (50%) and the highest in Jordan since 2007, double the rate in 2016.

According to the age groups, 59% of young people, aged between 18-29 and 52% of holders of university degrees said they think of immigration.

The study also shows that 89% of people believe that corruption is widespread in Jordan.

According to the study, Jordan is among the top five Arab countries, where corruption is widespread in, in addition to Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, and Palestine.

In contrast, 59% of people believe that the government works on eliminating corruption in Jordan.