Young Arabs Wedded to State Largess Pose Test for Gulf Leaders

  • Survey of 3,500 Arab youth finds wide support for subsidies
  • 86 percent of Saudis surveyed want discounts to continue

Young Arabs oppose paying more for gasoline and electricity even as they recognize the damage inflicted on Middle Eastern economies by the oil slump, posing a challenge for governments that need to rein in spending without stirring protest.

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