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MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY 2010

MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS

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MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Respondent Demographics
Gender
40.0% 31.9%

Age
30.3% 25.2%

Female 50%

Male 50%

20.0% 12.6%

0.0% 15 - 17 18 - 19 20 - 22 23 - 25

Ethnicity
100.0% 80.0% 60.0% 40.0% 20.0% 0.0% Malay Other Bumiputra (Sabah & Sarawak) 8.2% 0.3% Others 0.1% No response Rural 42.2% 91.4%

Setting

Urban 57.8%

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Respondent Demographics
80.0% 68.5%

Level of education

60.0% 40.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.1% No formal education 2.6% Primary school Secondary school Diploma & equivalent 22.7% 6.0% University Degree

44.0% 40.0% 36.2% 19.6%

Occupation
20.0%

0.0% Working Student Not working

0.2% No response

Occupation 5

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Respondent Demographics
80.0%

Attendance in religious school


60.0%

Type of religious school


57.5%

47.9% 52.1%

40.0%
33.3%

Yes No

20.0%

9.1%

0.0%

0.2%

Community funded religious school

Government funded religious school

Privately funded religious school

No response

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Respondent Demographics
13.8%

Parents still alive


86.2%

No Yes

100.0%
88.5%

Are your parents living together, separated or divorced?

80.0%

60.0%

40.0%

20.0%
6.8% 4.7%

0.0% Live together Separated Divorced 7

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MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Politics, Democracy & Governance


Q1. Considering the conditions in the country today, how strongly would you say that things are heading in the right or wrong direction?
80.0% 65.6% 60.0%

40.0%

46.5% 33.1%

20.0%

27.2%

19.1%
0.0% Right direction 5.9% Wrong direction Overall (1060)

1.3% 0.1% 1.2% DK/NR

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Q2. And what would you say is the issue that makes you think it is heading the right direction?
Rapid development & progress as well as improved infrastructure Economy turns better

18.8% 14.6% 7.0% 4.1% 2.6% 1.7% 1.3%

Good national administration


Peaceful condition in the country '1 Malaysia' concept is good More focused and quality education Welfare and helping the poor The development of more advanced technological Quality of politicians Infrastructure

1.2%
1.0% 0.4%
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Q2. And what would you say is the issue that makes you think it is heading the wrong direction?
Social problems among youth Political instability in general Quality of national leadership Unfavourable economic condition in general Non-Islamic national leadership Crime & public safety in general Corruption in general Price hike/ inflation/ rising cost of living Worse ethnic relations Moral decline Many foreigners Bickering among politicians in general Lack of transparency Malay rights/ Islam should be respected/ should not be Lack of employment opportunities Malays are not united Poverty Mat rempit/ illegal racing Drug abuse Corruption among politicians Development of rural backward Uneven development across rural and urban Neglecting religion/ religious teachings Cronyism & nepotism Lack of job/ business opportunities for own race Lack of unity among Malaysians Teaching of science and maths in English 4.6% 3.4% 3.1% 2.0% 1.8% 1.3% 1.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 11

10.7%

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Q3. How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the situation with regards to so far in the country?
100.0% 82.4%

80.0%
67.5%

77.4%

60.0%

50.8%

44.3%
46.3% 47.2%

44.8%

40.0%
40.9% 20.0% 9.9% Satisfied 14.2% 2.8% 0.2% 2.6% DK/NR 32.1%

31.5%
23.4% 20.4% 8.1% Dissatisfied Satisfied 0.9% Satisfied DK/NR 38.0% 17.5%

22.3% 32.5%
16.7% 5.6% Dissatisfied Satisfied 0.4% DK/NR 12

14.1% 3.5% Dissatisfied 0.1% DK/NR

0.0%

Q3A. Political situation

Dissatisfied

Q3B. Law enforcement

Q3C. Level of peacefullness

Q3D. Administration of the country

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Q4. How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the economy today?
80.0%

63.3% 60.0%

40.0%

47.7%

36.4%

20.0%

27.2%

15.6% 0.0% Satisfied

9.2% Dissatisfied Overall (1060)

0.3% DK/NR

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Q5. Generally, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the economy at previous year compared to this year?
80.0%

65.0% 60.0%

40.0%

49.2%

34.2%

20.0%

25.9% 0.8% 0.1% 0.8% DK/NR

15.8% 8.2% 0.0% Satisfied Dissatisfied Overall (1060)

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Q7. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the importance of the following items?
10.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 7.39 8.18 8.23 8.93 9.07

6.00
5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 Q7A Q7B Q7D Q7C Q7E 15 A Living in a democratic country B Having good infrastructure C Getting quality education D Being paid a fair wage E Living in a safe neighborhood

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Q44. How interested would you say you are in politics?
60.0%
51.0%

40.0%

20.0%

21.3%

23.8%

3.9% 0.0% Interested

Highly interested

Little interested

Overall (1060) 16

Not interested at all

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Q45. Only for respondent age 21 years and above. Have you ever voted?
60.0% 66.3%

40.0%

20.0% 11.6%

20.0%

1.7%

0.0%
In every election In some Never vote Have not registered as voter

0.4% No response

-20.0%

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Q46. From where did you know about politics?
Television 23.1% 30.4%

Radio 12.1%

Newspaper 9.7%

Internet

Friends

8.8%

School Religious leaders Family 4.5%

8.0%

3.4%

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Q47. Political events do you follow regularly?
Local political election and events National political election and events The situation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan Palestine conflict Political scandals ASEAN news Dont know No response Others 2.1% 7.4% 9.0% 17.1% 16.9% 19.5% 26.4%

0.8%
0.7% 19

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Q48. What do you think about politics and democracy? (A-D)
80.0% 73.7%

60.0% 50.3% 49.3% 50.6% 48.8% 44.2%

55.7% 37.6%

40.0%
40.7% 20.0% 13.8% 0.4% Agree DK/NR 38.4% 36.8% 33.9% 28.7%

33.9% 26.0% 36.0% 9.6% 10.9% Disagree 16.9% 9.2%

14.9%
0.7%

15.5% Agree DK/NR

21.8% 0.2% Disagree DK/NR Agree 0.3% DK/NR

0.0% Agree

Disagree

Q48A. Everyone should be interested in politics

Q48B. Politics bore me

Q48C. Only people with money Q48D. People have the power to are successful in politics change a goverment they don't like 20

Disagree

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Q48. What do you think about politics and democracy? (E-G)
100.0% 86.1% 80.0%

71.4%
34.2%

67.5%

60.0% 46.2% 40.0% 27.5% 51.9% 20.0% 25.2% 0.0% Agree 21.1% 6.4% Disagree 1.0% 0.1% 0.9% Agree DK/NR 31.7% 22.1% 40.8%

13.8%
11.3% 2.5% Disagree 0.1% DK/NR

26.7%
9.6% Agree Disagree

0.8% 0.1% 0.7% DK/NR 21

Q48E. A good democracy needs opposition Q48F. A strong man should bring order to parties our country

Q43G. A woman cannot become a good leader of our country

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Q49. On a scale 1 (not true at all) to 10 (absolutely true), how far do you agree with these statements. Please grade based on your opinion.
9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 6.14 5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 4.84 8.23 6.74

6.55
6.43

3.44

A Our government treats all races/ethnic groups equally B Politicians are only interested in getting votes C Corruption is decreasing D There are problems in every society which can be resolved only through violence E Religious leaders should replace politicians to run our country F People should be free to speak up & to demonstrate their convictions without fear G Politicians care about young people like me

1.00
0.00 Q49D Q49C Q49E Q49G Q49B Q49A Q49F

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Q51.How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
100.0% 81.9% 80.0% 72.9% 59.4% 51.4% 53.8% 40.0% 22.8% 20.0% 16.2% 30.5% 10.5% 5.8% 1.9% 0.4% 1.5% DK/NR 19.2% Agree 16.8% 6.0% Disagree 45.8% 37.2% 40.6% 34.3% 28.6% 50.5% 53.8% 46.2% 28.1% 25.0% 44.1%

60.0%

4.2%
0.5%

13.7% Agree

0.0%

3.8% DK/NR

8.6%

3.4% 0.4% 3.0% DK/NR

9.9% Agree

11.9% Disagree

3.3% 0.5% 2.8% DK/NR

25.7%

19.1% Disagree

2.2% 0.4% 1.8% DK/NR 23

Agree

Q51A. I enjoyed civic Q51B. My teachers of the Q51C. Civic education Q51D. Civic education education at school civic education class inspired me to engage in inspired me to join a were well informed political discussions political group/ party about democracy

Disagree

Disagree

Q51E. Poltical debates were never allowed in school

Agree

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Social Engagement
100.0%

Q12. Would you join efforts...? (A-B)


90.2% 92.5%

80.0% 44.6% 60.0% 52.0%

40.0%

20.0%

47.8% 38.2% 9.7% 7.5% 0.1% Yes DK/NR 5.6% 2.0% No DK/NR 25 6.1% 3.6% Yes No

0.0%

Q12A. In organizing activities for young people

Q12B. In environmental and animal protection

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Social Engagement
Q12. Would you join efforts...? (C-D)
100.0% 93.1% 95.8%

80.0%
43.6% 60.0%

31.8%

40.0% 64.1% 49.5% 20.0% 6.7% 4.9% 1.8% Yes No 4.2% 3.2% 0.9% Yes No DK/NR 26

0.0%

0.2% DK/NR

Q12C. In the improvement of handicapped people's situations

Q12D. In the improvement of handicapped people's situations

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Social Engagement
Q12. Would you join efforts...? (E-G)
100.0% 96.4% 92.6%

80.0%

29.5% 73.0% 38.7%

60.0%
45.8% 40.0% 26.2% 20.0% 27.3% 0.0% Yes 6.7% No 0.8% Yes DK/NR 3.6% 1.7% 1.9% DK/NR Yes No 66.9% 54.0%

19.5% 7.4%
4.9% 2.5% DK/NR No

Q12E. In social and political change

Q12F. In helping needy old people

Q12G. In caring for culture and tradition 27

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Social Engagement
100.0%

Q13. Where or rather how do you that?


85.3%

80.0%

71.2%

60.0% 43.9% 40.0% 28.4% 20.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% Yes Yes DK/NR No

55.9% 43.0%

56.4%

14.2%
0.1% 0.3% 0.2%

0.0%

0.6% 0.2% 0.4% Yes DK/NR Yes No No

0.5% 0.2% 0.3% DK/NR 28

Q13A. I am active.... In group,in an office or function at a school, college or university

Q13B. I am active.... In youth organization

DK/NR

No

Q13C. I am active.... In an NGO,club or society

Q13D. I am active.... In a political party

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Globalization & World View


Q8. Are you concerned about the following issues? (A-C)
100.0% 80.4%

80.0%

78.5%

82.6%

24.8% 60.0% 35.4% 38.4%

40.0% 20.8% 17.0% 0.1% Concerned DK/NR 3.8% Not concerned 0.8% 0.1% 0.7% Concerned DK/NR 57.8% 17.2% 10.7% 6.5% Not concerned 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% DK/NR 30

20.0%

45.0%

19.5% 15.6%

40.1%

0.0% Concerned

4.0% Not concerned Q8A. Pollution

Q8B. A war might break out in South East Q8C. Someone might threaten, rob or beat Asia you

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Q8. Are you concerned about the following issues? (D-F)
100.0%

85.2%
80.0% 29.9% 60.0% 61.5% 7.5%

80.2%

36.2%

40.0% 54.1% 20.0%

38.2% 25.0%

55.3%
44.0% 19.4% 16.1% 3.3% Concerned Not concerned 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% DK/NR 14.6% 10.3% 4.3% Concerned Not concerned 0.2% 0.1% DK/NR
0.1%

13.2% 0.0% Concerned Not concerned

0.3% 0.1% 0.2%


DK/NR

Q8D. Terrorist attacks

Q8E. Losing my job or not finding one

Q8F. Problems because of your race 31

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Q8. Are you concerned about the following issues? (G-I)


100.0% 89.5% 80.0% 80.9% 20.8% 28.5% 60.0% 40.2% 81.0%

40.0% 68.8% 52.5% 20.0% 10.1% 0.0% Concerned 6.9% 3.2% Not concerned 0.4% 0.1% 0.2% DK/NR Concerned 18.7% 12.5% 6.1% Not concerned 0.4% 0.1% DK/NR Concerned
0.3%

40.8%

18.3% 15.3% 3.0% Not concerned 0.7% DK/NR 32

Q8G. A serious disease, such as cancer or Q8H. Too many immigrants and refugess in AIDS this country

Q8I. Human right abuses by the state

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Globalization & World View


Q8. Are you concerned about the following issues? (J-L)
100.0% 83.0% 80.0% 34.3% 60.0% 74.9% 21.2% 44.9%

78.4%

40.0% 53.7% 15.8% 25.0% 15.0% 1.2% DK/NR Concerned 33.5% 17.6%

20.0%

48.7%

21.2%

12.8%
0.0% Concerned 2.9% Not concerned

10.0%
Not concerned

0.1% DK/NR Concerned

3.6% Not concerned

0.4%
DK/NR

Q8J. Islamic radicalism in politics

Q8K. Corruption

Q8L. Not enough freedom of expression 33

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Globalization & World View


Q8. Are you concerned about the following issues? (M-N)
100.0% 82.5% 80.0% 27.9% 60.0% 27.9% 85.4%

40.0% 54.6% 20.0%


17.1%

57.5%
14.3%

12.2% 0.0% Concerned 4.9% Not concerned 0.4% DK/NR Concerned

10.0%
4.3% Not concerned 0.3% DK/NR 34

Q8M. Freedom of religion not guaranteed

Q8N. The loss of our traditional values & culture

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Globalization & World View


Q43. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the least favorable and 10 being the most favorable, how favorably do you view the following countries?
8.00 6.69 5.89 6.00 5.14 5.02 5.00 4.99 4.00 4.06 3.84 3.00 4.71 5.66 5.26 5.71

7.00

2.00

2.31

1.00

0.00
Israel US Britain Thailand Indonesia China Australia Germany South Korea Singapore Japan Palestine

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Globalization & World View


Q50.Do you think first Black US President Barrack Obama can reduce the tension between the West & the Muslim world?
0.1%

4.5%

37.6%

Yes No Don't know

57.7%

No response

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Globalization & World View


Q52.How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? (A-D)
100.0%

80.0% 63.2% 56.0% 31.0% 40.0% 37.5% 39.4% 20.8% 20.0% 21.4% 18.6% 1.7% DK/NR Agree Agree Disagree Disagree 20.1% 32.2% 14.0% 2.7%
0.2%

79.5% 24.4%

60.0%

58.9%

43.4% 34.1% 20.8%

19.9%

55.1% 36.1% 22.5% 0.6% 0.1% 0.5% DK/NR Disagree Agree 19.6% 10.1% 9.5% Disagree 0.8% 0.1% 0.8% DK/NR 37

0.0%

2.5% DK/NR Agree

Q52A. Iran has the right to nuclear weapon

Q52B. The US invaded Iraq for Q52C. Westerners equate Islam its oil to terror

Q52D. The US should stop supporting Israel

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Globalization & World View


Q52.How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (E-H)
100.0% 82.8% 80.0% 67.1% 21.2%

60.0%
29.4% 40.0% 31.6% 22.1% 9.5% Disagree Agree 1.3% 0.3% 1.0% DK/NR 15.5% 10.2% 5.3% Disagree Agree 1.7% 1.4% DK/NR
0.3%

60.8%

55.8% 43.3% 26.9% 25.3%

35.8% 61.6%

31.6%

20.0%

37.6%

31.0% 29.2%
4.8% Disagree Agree 3.4% 0.2% 3.0% DK/NR 28.9% 18.0% Disagree 0.9% 0.1% 0.8% DK/NR 38

0.0%

Q52E. The US is an enemy of Q52F. The cartoonist who made Q52G. Since Barrack Obama islam the Mohamed-Cartoons had became President , I like the US freedom of expression more

Q52H. Suicide bombers are needed to defend Islam

Agree

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Globalization & World View


Q52.How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (I-L)
100.0%

80.0%

80.0%

78.0%

60.0%

31.6%

59.3%

62.4%
40.4%

26.3%
40.0% 48.4% 2.8% 0.4% 2.5% Disagree DK/NR 33.0%

39.8% 15.6%

40.1%

33.2% 22.5% 21.1% 37.6% 4.4% 0.3% 4.2% DK/NR Agree 13.1% 8.0% Disagree 0.8% DK/NR 39

20.0%

17.2% 12.3%

24.2%

0.8%

0.0%

4.9% Agree

0.7%
Disagree DK/NR

0.2%

22.3% 10.8% Disagree Agree

Q52I. The US invasion of Afghannistan was justified

Q52J. Terrorism gives Islam a bad name

Agree

Q52K. Osama bin Laden is a freedom fighter

Q52L. As soon as the IsraelPalestine conflict is solved, there will be peace in the world

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Globalization & World View


Q62. There is much talk nowadays about globalization and that the world is getting closer. What does globalization personally mean to you?
Peace Economic prosperity Destruction of the environment Democracy The freedom travel, study & work throughout the world Cultural diversity Higher crime rate Loss of ones own native culture Don't know Unemployment Poverty and underdevelopment Others No response

22.0% 21.6% 11.5% 9.1% 9.0% 5.4% 5.4%

5.3%
4.2% 3.7%

2.1%
0.8% 0.1%

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Q63. All in all, what do you think globalization will bring?
60.0% 54.7%

40.2% 40.0%

20.0%

0.7% 0.0% More to positive More to negative Overall (1060) -20.0% 4.4% DK/ NR 5.1%

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Optimism
Q23. All in all, are you happy with your life?

0.6%

0.2%

7.3%

Yes, I'm happy


No, I'm not happy Don't know No response

90.0%

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Optimism
Q26. What are your goals and dreams in life?
To be an entrepreneur Being a good parent Become rich ( a lot of assets) Become civil servants or join army Become an intellectual Being a leader Others Being famous Become an artist (singer, artist, etc) Being a politician No response

24.3% 18.4% 14.9% 12.3% 11.2% 6.1% 5.9% 3.2%


Author Doctor Engineer Lecturer Teacher Nurse Fashion designer Tailor Psychiatrist Accountant Astronaut Programmer Scientist Success in life

2.7%
0.8% 0.1%

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Optimism
Q28. How do you visualize your own future? Do you see your future as rather gloomy or rather optimistic?

60.0% 49.8% 43.1% 40.0%

20.0%

6.5%
0.0% 0.6%

Rather optimistic

Sometimes gloomy, sometimes optimistic


Overall (1060)

Rather gloomy

Don't know

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Optimism
Q29. And what about the future of your country? Do you see it as?

60.0%

55.6%

40.0% 34.1%

20.0% 9.7%

0.0% Rather optimistic Sometimes gloomy, sometimes optimistic Overall(1060) Rather gloomy

0.7% 0.1% 0.6% Dk/NR

46

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Optimism
Q34. Are you sure or unsure that you will be able to study/ work in your desired field?
63.0% 60.0%

32.6% 40.0% 36.4%

20.0% 30.4%

30.9%

0.0% Sure

5.5% Not sure

0.6% 0.2% 0.4% Dk/NR

47

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Optimism
Q41. A few years from now, your economic situation will be?
100.0%

80.0% 72.9%

60.0%

40.0%

23.3%
20.0% 2.6% 0.0% Better Same Worse

1.1% Don't know

Overall (1060)

48

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49

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Religion
Q20. Do you agree or disagree; Muslims are allowed to change their religion?

1.7%

Yes

No

98.3%

50

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Religion
Q53. How important is religion in your parental home? Do you come from a
60.0%

45.8% 42.4% 40.0%

20.0%

9.2% 2.4% 0.0% Very religious home Rather religious home Less religious home Overall (1060) 51 Non-religious home

0.4% Don't know

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Religion
Q54. How often are you able to fulfill all five daily prayers?
60.0%

45.7% 40.0%

28.7%

22.2%
20.0%

3.5% 0.0% Always Often Sometimes Never 52

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Religion
Q55. How often do you read the Quran?
100.0%

80.0%

73.3%

60.0%

40.0%

20.0%

18.1% 8.6%

0.0% Often Sometimes Never

53

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Religion
Q56. How much of the meaning of the verses of the Quran do you understand?
80.0% 78.4%

60.0%

40.0%

20.0% 11.7% 0.9% 0.0% All Rather much Rather little None 9.0%

54

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Religion
Q57. From where did you know about Islam?
Local teacher (i.e. including imam, kyai, ustadz)

39.9%

Parents

34.3%

Quranic recital groups/religious gatherings

12.3%

Books and magazines

8.0%

Internet

4.2%

Friends

1.0%

Others

0.3%

55

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Religion
Q58.Do you fast during Ramadan?
80.0%

64.2% 60.0%

40.0%

23.4% 20.0%

12.2%
0.2% Always Often Sometimes Never

0.0%

56

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Religion
Q59. What do you think about the headscarf?
It is compulsory

70.0% 14.8% 5.7% 2.5% 2.1% 1.8% 1.3% 1.3% 0.5% 0.1%

It is up to the women to decide

It protects women from glares

It raises the status of the women

It is fashionable It depends on the situation (home, workplace, gathering, university) It oppresses women

It is up to the husband/father to decide

Women should not wear headscarf

Others

57

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Religion
Q60. In your view, should the Quran replace the constitution of your country?
0.9% 1.9% 0.4%

Yes 25.2% No

Others
Don't know 71.6% No response

58

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Religion
Q61. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
100.0% 92.5% 20.8% 71.5% 92.5%

80.0%

24.9%

60.0%

31.5%

40.0% 27.9% 20.0% 40.0%

71.7%

67.5%

21.2%
6.7% Disagree 7.3% 5.0% 2.3% Disagree Agree 7.2% 3.7% 3.5% Disagree Agree 0.4% DK/NR 59

0.0% Agree

0.6% DK/NR

0.3% DK/NR

Q61A. Cutting off the hands of convicted thieves

Q61B. Death for murderer

Q61C. Canning those who drink alcohol

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Values
Q14. What is important in your life? Please grade on scale 1 (not important) to 10 (very important).
9.88 10.00 8.66 8.00 7.65 6.00 6.50 8.42 8.45 8.50 8.92 9.11 9.50

12.00

4.00

A To become rich B To have a good reputation in my professional life C To enjoy my life to the fullest D To accept ethnic and religious minorities E To hold on to traditions & customs F To become a better Muslim G To marry and have children H To have a partner one can trust I To have friends J To believe in God

2.00

0.00 Q14A Q14D Q14C Q14B Q14E Q14G Q14I Q14H Q14F Q14J 61

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Values
Q15. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (A-B)
100.0% 96.0% 98.4%

9.2%
80.0%

7.2%

60.0% 91.2%

40.0%

86.9%

20.0% 4.0% 3.0% 0.9% DK/NR Agree Disagree 1.6% 1.1% 0.5% Disagree DK/NR 62 Agree

0.0%

Q15A. It's ok to have a beer once in a while if one doesn't get drunk

Q15B. It's ok to use soft drugs like marijuana

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Values
Q15. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (C-E)
100.0% 98.4% 7.0% 80.0% 97.5% 12.2% 99.4% 4.9%

60.0% 91.4% 40.0% 94.5%

85.3%

20.0% 1.6% 1.3% 0.3% Disagree DK/NR Agree 2.5% 2.3% 0.3% Disagree DK/NR 0.5% 0.2% 0.3% Disagree Agree

0.0%

0.1% DK/NR 63

Q15C. It's ok to have sex before marriage

Q15D. It's ok to watch pornographic movies

Agree

Q15E. It's ok to be gays or lesbian

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Values
80.0%

Q15. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (F-G)
72.7% 68.6%

60.0%

27.2%

19.3%

40.0% 31.2%

27.0%
20.0% 21.2% 10.6% 0.3% Dk/NR Disagree Disagree Agree 0.2% 0.1%
0.1%

45.6%

49.2% 20.7%

0.0%

5.8% Agree

Q15F. Polygamy is ok

Q15G. Sex education is needed in schools 64

Dk/NR

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Values
Q16. I would marry somebody from a different religion.

0.4%

0.3%

Yes 37.6% 61.9% No

Don't know
No response

65

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Values
Q17. What would you do with your partner? Among those willing to marry someone of a different religion. (n= 397)
100.0% 91.2%

80.0%

60.0%

40.0%

20.0% 6.0% 0.0% I will allow my spouse to continue to embrace his/ her religion I would ask my spouse to embrace my religion I will follow my spouses religion

2.5%

0.3% No response 66

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Values
Question for female respondent only (n = 530) Q18. Do you the mind wearing a bikini or a tank top outside of home?
0.2% 9.6% 0.2%

Yes, I do mind I don't mind Don't know No response

90.0%

67

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Values
Question for male respondent only (n = 530) Q19. Do you mind if your spouse or partner occasionally wear a bikini or a tank top outside of home?
0.2% 0.2% 8.7%

Yes, I do mind I don't mind Don't know No response

90.0% 68

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Values
Q21.In your opinion which of the following attributes marks the older generation and younger generation nowadays. :
Older generation 69.7% 58.1% 25.2% Attribute Q21A. Duty conscious Q21B. Tolerant Q21C. Materialist Younger generation 44.2% 43.9% 60.7%

64.2%
49.2% 26.4% 26.4% 38.1%

Q21D. Socially involved


Q21E. Hard working and ambitious Q21F. Only interested in personal advantage Q21G. Family oriented Q21H. Creative

43.1%

70.3%
59.3% 46.0% 68.4%

76.0%

Q21I. Religious

36.4%
69

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Values
Q30. How do you define yourself?
80.0%
79.9%

60.0%

40.0%

20.0%

14.6% 5.5%

0.0% Muslim Race (Malay/ Chinese/ Indian/ Iban/ etc..) Overall (1060) 70 Malaysian citizen

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Values
Q40. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements:
100.0% 94.9%

82.1%
80.0% 68.1% 60.0% 40.0% 40.0% 31.7% 24.1% 28.1% 0.0% 7.6% Disagree Agree 0.2% DK/NR Agree 38.6% 17.9% 14.2% 19.7% 21.8% 0.3% Disagree DK/NR DK/NR Agree 43.5% 48.4% 51.3%

24.1%

28.7%

29.5%

70.8%

20.0%

3.7%
Disagree

5.0% 3.4% 1.6% Disagree Agree

0.1% DK/NR 71

Q40A. Nobody deserves to be rich if others are poor

Q40B. Somebody who works hard deserves to be rich

Q40C. Wealth and poverty, success and failure are all determined by fate

Q40D. Hard work does pay off

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Q64. Which of the following characteristics matches you? (A-D)


100.0%

80.0%

78.0%

60.0% 54.0% 42.3% 40.0% 32.1%

57.6%

55.4% 44.5%

58.4%

41.5% 41.3%

37.5% 22.0% 24.1% 19.8% 2.2% Yes DK/NR No 10.2% Yes No

33.0% 30.8%

29.6%

20.0%

20.1% 0.1%

22.4% 13.7% Yes No 0.1% DK/NR

17.1% Yes

11.9%
No

0.0%

0.1% DK/NR 72

Q64A. Full of energy and thirst for action

Q64B. Shy and inhibited

DK/NR

Q64C. Likes to argue with others

Q64D. Feels inferior to others

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Values
Q64. Which of the following characteristics matches you? (E-H)
100.0% 91.9% 19.6% 80.0% 34.9% 67.1% 60.0% 35.1% 40.0% 57.0% 20.0% 8.1% 0.0% Yes 5.9% 2.2% Yes 3.3% 2.6% 0.7% Yes No DK/NR DK/NR 4.9% 4.3% 0.6% 77.1% 64.2% 30.8% 96.7% 95.1%

32.8%

21.3%
32.0% 11.5% Yes DK/NR No 0.1% DK/NR 73

No

Q64E. Likes to learn something Q64F. Above all likes to have fun Q64G. Pushes my will through new in life

No

Q64H. Often feels lonely

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Families
Q31. In the following statement, which is closer to your view?
100.0%

94.2%

80.0%

60.0%

40.0%

20.0%

4.8%
0.0% A person will live more happily with a family A person can live happilly with or without a family Overall (1060)

0.9%
A person can live more happily without a family

75

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Families
Q33. If you plan to have children, how many do you want to have?
60%

40%

53.3% 20%

20.0% 0% 0%

13.3%

13.3%

One is enough, doesn't matter boy or girl

Two only, doesnt matter boy or girl

More than two children, if More than two children, if More than two children, no son no daughter doesnt matter boy or girl
76

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Families
Q37. How is your relationship with your parents? Are the following statements rather right or rather wrong? (A-D)
100.0%
97.2% 86.4% 80.0% 77.4% 97.6%

60.0%

40.0% 22.2% 20.0% 13.4% 2.8% 0.0% Yes Yes No No DK/NR 0.5% Yes 0.2% Yes 2.4% No DK/NR 77

DK/NR

No

Q37A. We get along splendidly

Q37B. Often we don't get along Q37C. Our relationship is bad well, we often have different and we constantly have different opinions opinions

DK/NR

Q37D. My parents give me guidance

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Families
Q37. How is your relationship with your parents? Are the following statements rather right or rather wrong? (E-H)
100.0%
93.1% 80.0% 92.9% 81.8% 83.2%

60.0%

40.0%

20.0% 6.7% 0.0% Yes No 0.2% Yes No DK/NR 7.0% 0.1% Yes

18.2%

2.4%

0.1% Yes

No

DK/NR

DK/NR

No

Q37E. My parents don't care

Q37F. I don't turn to my parents Q37G. My parents always tell me Q37H. We talk and most of the what I have to do time I get my way 78

DK/NR

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Families
Q38. Would you raise your children the same way you were raised?

40.0% 35.5%

24.2% 20.0% 20.1% 15.9%

2.5% 0.0% More or less the More religious way Less Religious same More Strict Overall (1060)

1.8% Less strict More loving

0.1% Don't know

79

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

80

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Life Style
Q6.In your opinion, what do young people today consider in or out? (A-D)
80.0%
74.7% 66.1% 60.0% 61.3% 53.3% 46.5% 40.0% 33.4% 24.9% 20.0% 0.5% 0.1% 0.4% Popular Popular DK/NR Not popular Not popular 32.3%

6.4% 0.2%
6.2% DK/NR 81

0.0% Popular Not popular

0.2% Popular DK/NR Not popular

0.4% DK/NR

Q6A. Faithfulness

Q6B. Being successful in your Q6C. Getting involved in politics career

Q6D. European Union

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Life Style
Q6.In your opinion, what do young people today consider in or out? (E-H)
80.0% 85.3% 68.8% 60.0%

65.4%

63.9%

40.0% 30.9% 20.0%

34.5%

35.9%

14.6% 0.3% DK/NR Popular Popular Not popular Not popular 0.2% Popular Not popular DK/NR 82

0.0% Popular Not popular

0.1% DK/NR

0.1% DK/NR

Q6E. Technology

Q6F. Becoming self employed

Q6G. Wearing of designer clothes

Q6H. Healthy food

MUSLIM YOUTH SURVEY MALAYSIA SURVEY FINDINGS - October 2010 (n=1060)

Life Style
Q6.In your opinion, what do young people today consider in or out? (I-L)
80.0% 78.5% 68.1% 62.1% 60.0% 52.5% 47.1% 40.0% 31.3% 21.0% 37.2%

20.0%

0.0% Popular Not popular

0.5% Popular DK/NR Not popular

0.5% Popular DK/NR Not popular

0.6% Popular DK/NR Not popular

0.8% DK/NR 83

Q6I. Taking responsibility for others

Q6J. University education

Q6K. Getting married

Q6L. Taking drugs

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Life Style
Q9. What do you usually do in your leisure time? Please name 5 activities, which you do most often and regularly during the week.
Activities Watching TV Listening to music Surfing the internet Reading books, magazines or newspaper Sight seeing Doing something together with the family Exercise/ sports First rank 69.0% 12.9% 9.4% 2.4% 0.5% 0.8% 1.4% Second rank 2.5% 43.9% 16.1% 10.4% 0.8% 1.4% 3.3% Third rank 1.3% 1.9% 21.1% 17.2% 2.4% 5.8% 9.6% Fourth rank 1.3% 0.9% 4.8% 12.5% 4.3% 16.7% 12.7% Fifth rank 0.9% 2.1% 0.9% 4.5% 31.9% 11.4% 5.3% Total
75.0% 61.7% 52.3% 47.0% 39.9%

36.1%
32.3% 28.2% 22.8% 20.9% 19.1% 14.5% 12.5% 10.8% 8.4% 6.1% 4.4% 2.4% 1.8% 4.0%

Meeting people Shopping, buying great stuff for oneself Watching videos/ DVD Playing play station, nintendo or computer games Going to the mosque Doing nothing Being involved in a group, a project or an organization Doing something creative or artistic Going to the pub/ caf/ mamak stall Visiting youth centre Going to the disco, to parties or clubbing Others No response

0.3% 0.1% 1.2% 0.4% 0.2% 0.6% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%


0.4%

0.2%

2.8% 0.8% 7.3% 3.7% 0.4% 3.1% 0.6% 0.3% 1.4% 0.7% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3%

9.2% 2.5% 10.0% 5.1% 0.5% 4.3% 2.3% 0.8% 2.5% 1.8% 1.1% 0.2% 0.6%

10.8% 9.9% 1.4% 6.0% 3.7% 2.9% 4.6% 3.2% 1.3% 1.1% 0.5%
1.0%

5.1% 9.5% 1.0% 3.9% 9.7% 1.6% 3.2% 3.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.1% 1.2% 2.1%

84

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Life Style
Q10. How often do you use the internet?
50.0%

36.0%

30.0% 23.4%

15.6% 12.3% 12.6%

10.0%

0.1% Everyday or almost everyday -10.0% 3-4 day per week 1-2 day per week Seldom (Not every week) Never No response

85

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Life Style
Q11. Do you own or have exclusive use of the following:

Mobile phone
5.9%

Smart phone

9.3%

Yes No 94.1% 90.7%

Yes No

86

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Life Style
Q24. Nobody's life is perfect and always easy - what makes you stressed?
Have no money Problem at school Problem at work Interaction Relationship with spouse Relationship with the elders health Others Physical safety Pyhisical appearance No response Don't know

21.7% 20.8% 19.7% 10.5%

7.7%
5.8% 5.1% 3.3% 2.7% 1.0% 0.9%

0.8%

87

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Life Style
Q25. When you are stressed, what do you do about it?
Tell a friend Let it go on its own Tell the family members Listen to music Get counseling from the experts (psychologists, religious Others Watch movies Take a sedative Drink liquor No response Take drugs

22.5% 20.9% 18.5% 17.5% 8.5% 7.4% 2.5% 0.7%

0.7%
0.7% 0.2%

88

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Life Style
Q27. Do you agree or disagree that western music, movies and clothes are cooler than ours?
60.0% 59.2%

40.0%

40.7%

29.3%

28.7% 20.0% 29.9% 12.0% 0.0% Disagree 0.1% DK/NR

Agree

Overall (1060) 89

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Life Style
Q39. Have you witnessed or been involved in violence in the last 12 months in the following situations?
No, i never saw directly

63.8%

In a public place (sports, music)

13.0%

At school

9.4%

With friends of same age

6.8%

With the police (eg: demonstration)

2.8%

Among the racial or religious group

2.8%

At foodcourt, disco or a party

1.1%

Don't know

0.2%

90

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Life Style
Q42. All in all how would you describe your financial situation?
80.0%

60.0% 52.8%

40.0% 29.5%

20.0% 8.8% 7.1% 1.5% 0.3% Don't know 91

0.0%
Very good Good Partly good Bad Very bad