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MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Residents Put Onus on Government to Help the Poor
Gallup ^ | November 27, 2012 | Joana Silva, Victoria Levin, Matteo Morgandi, and Cynthia English

Posted on 11/29/2012 8:08:33 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

This article is the first in a two-part series on social assistance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region based on data collected for the forthcoming World Bank MENA flagship report, "Inclusion and Resilience: The Way Forward for Social Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa."

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At least eight in 10 adults in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia say their respective governments should bear the primary responsibility for helping the poor in their countries, according to a forthcoming World Bank MENA flagship report. Far fewer residents identified other social actors, such as religious or charitable organizations or friends and family, as the ones who should be most responsible for social assistance.

These results are based on nationally representative surveys, which measure attitudes about, knowledge of, and support for social safety nets in Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, and Egypt. The findings reflect more than 4,000 interviews with adults, aged 15 and older, conducted in spring 2012. Gallup collected these data for the World Bank's forthcoming MENA flagship report, "Inclusion and Resilience: The Way Forward for Social Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa." Read the overview of the report in English or Arabic.

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KEYWORDS: assistance; east; government; middle

1 posted on 11/29/2012 8:08:41 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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So they really do want democracy - majority rule (as opposed to a republic)


2 posted on 11/29/2012 8:17:48 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

For mudslimes, the government = religion, so this doesn’t surprise me.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 10:46:29 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I see Mena and I think of Dan Lassater.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 7:55:42 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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