June 20, 2012

Basic Needs Still Top Concern in Arab Spring Countries

Gallup, Gallup

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Basic needs such as food and shelter are not consistently being met in Arab uprising countries, according to recent Gallup surveys. Scores on Gallup's Food and Shelter Index -- which measures residents' ability to afford both in the past year -- are worse in early 2012 than in 2010, before the uprisings in Egypt, Syria, and Tunisia. Fewer residents are struggling in Yemen, where scores are better. In Bahrain, scores are similar to those in 2010.

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TAGGED: Polls, Arab Spring, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Middle East, Bahrain, Syria

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