Survey reveals 49% of Jordanians seek greater role for religion in politics

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AMMAN — A recent report by the Arab Barometer research network has revealed that 49 percent of Jordanians are in favor of increasing the role of religion in politics. اضافة اعلان

The survey, which spanned multiple countries across the Arab region, including Libya and Morocco, sheds light on the evolving attitudes towards the intersection of religion and governance.

Increase in support
According to the Arab Barometer report, carried by Khaberni, the latest figures represent a significant 15-point rise compared to the previous survey conducted in 2018/2019, where only 34 percent expressed support for a greater religious influence in politics.

The report further highlights that the preference for an enhanced role of religion in politics extends across various age groups.

While the youth, particularly those aged between 18 and 29, are leading the resurgence of religious values in the Arab region, the surge in support for religious influence in politics is not limited to this demographic alone.

Regional trends
Among the nine countries included in the survey, six have shown increased support for a greater role of religion in politics.

Libya exhibits the highest inclination towards this opinion, with a significant 22-point surge, closely followed by Morocco with a 20-point rise. 

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