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NCSI concludes ‘Youth Values’ survey

The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), concluded a survey on ‘Youth Values,’ that was conducted in cooperation with the Research Council yesterday.

The survey that ran from 23 to 31 December aimed to develop and measure a number of social indicators related to the youth of Oman’s values. The results of the survey will be utilised in the Social Indicators Workshop which is part of the Social Observatory Research Program to be conducted in January 2015. The results will also be included in a data base designed specifically for the Social Observatory Research Program. Additionally, social researchers will have access to the results in order to study the changing factors in youth values.

The survey targeted Omani youth between the age group of 18 to 29 years. The survey sample included 1,200 youth with different levels of education from various governorates of the Sultanate.

The survey questions primarily focussed on job opportunities, economic status, education and general life skills. The surveyed were also asked about the impact of higher education on building their skills. Additionally, they were requested to answer questions about their usage of social media, their opinion on the importance of the religious values in sustaining social life along with other socially relevant questions. The survey was conducted through phone calls at the NCSI call centre, a fully equipped centre to conduct such surveys.