Experiences and perceptions of young people in Tunisia

The case of Douar Hicher and Ettadhamen

The following is a summary of the main findings from data collected through a quantitative survey carried out in the Tunis suburbs of Douar Hicher and Ettadhamen in June 2014.

The survey aimed to understand the experiences and perceptions of young people in two neighbourhoods marked by high unemployment rates, school drop-outs and insecurity. The survey looked at educational and economic status, the relationship between young people and state institutions, and attitudes towards politics and religion.

For the survey, interviews were conducted with 714 unmarried individuals aged between 18 and 34. Of these respondents, 60% were male and 40% female. Some 55.5% of the respondents came from Ettadhamen and 44.5% from Douar Hicher.