Moroccans Do Not Find Israel a Threat

Moroccans constitute the lowest percentage among Arab citizens when it comes to considering Israel as a major threat to the stability of the region, with only 27%, compared to 79% for the Lebanese, 63% for the Palestinians and 54% for the Egyptians. The same is true for Moroccans living in the United States of America, where only 11% consider it a threat to security and stability, compared to 30% for Iraqis, 24% for Palestinians, 21% for Tunisians, 21% for Sudanese, 12% for Jordanians, 15% for Yemenis and 17% for Libyans.

According to a survey conducted by the “Arab Barometer” network in the Middle East and North Africa on behalf of the BBC Arabic, in which more than 25,000 people from 10 Arab countries, in addition to the Palestinian Territories, participated, US President Donald Trump enjoys no popularity in Morocco, with 0% of votes in favour of his policy, against a broad approval of that of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with 65% of votes in favour, against 25% for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to the same survey, 75% of Moroccans support the idea of entrusting women with leadership positions, including that of head of government, placing them second only to the Lebanese. On the other hand, less than half of Moroccans are in favor of the husband having the last word in all family decisions.

According to the survey conducted between 2018 and 2019, which covered a range of issues related to religiosity, emigration and women’s rights, Moroccans are in favour of homosexuality with 21%, compared to 26% for Algerians.

It should be noted that in recent years, the number of people who turn away from religion has quadrupled in Morocco, because while the number of people without religious beliefs did not exceed 5% in 2013, this figure has risen to 15% in 2019.

As for the desire to emigrate abroad, 40% of Moroccans want to do so. Europe remains the preferred destination for Moroccans with 64%, compared to 12% for North America and 5% only for the Gulf region. As for the Middle East and North Africa region, it interests only 10% of Moroccans.

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