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Washington Watch: GCC Countries Score High in "Quality of Life" Survey
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Citizens in several of the Arab Gulf states appear to have a higher appreciation for the quality of life available to them in their countries than do citizens in most European countries. This was one of the key findings of a Zogby Research Services (ZRS) study conducted earlier this year. As part of a larger omnibus study that surveyed a range of attitudes of 24,000 citizens in 22 countries, ZRS measured rates of satisfaction, optimism, confidence, and perceptions of personal security. The countries covered in the study included all of the GCC and Egypt. In Europe, ZRS surveyed Germany, UK, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. In Asia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong were covered in the study. The United States and Australia were also included. Continue reading...
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