OREANDA-NEWS. The proportion of those who consider themselves to be non-believers increased from 8% to 13%, while trust in radical Islamist movements, which were popular during the "Arab spring", fell significantly. Also, more and more people in the Middle East consider it acceptable to see a woman as Prime Minister or President of their country, but in family life the last word should remain with the man.

Compared to 2013, when the so-called Arab spring was in full swing, now residents of Arab countries no longer trust radical religious organizations that took an active part in the events of that time. In countries such as Jordan and Morocco, confidence in the Muslim Brotherhood fell by almost 20%, in Sudan by 25%, and in the Palestinian territories, confidence in Hamas fell from 45% to 24%. In General, the level of confidence in Islamist political parties and movements decreased from 38% in 2013 to 18% in 2018 for all countries.

On the question of which country poses the greatest threat to them, Israel has become the obvious "leader": the majority of respondents in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Libya have put this country in the first place. However, the majority of respondents in Morocco and Algeria said that they did not consider any country a threat to themselves. In Yemen and Iraq, "primacy" was given to Iran, the majority of respondents in Tunisia see a threat to the United States.