Despite the many challenges they have faced, seven out of ten young Syrians consider themselves somewhat very optimistic about the future.
Specifically, young Syrians hope to:
Achieve stability (65%)
Find happiness in general (39%)
Have a family (33%)
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The data featured on this website are based on a survey of 1,400 Syrians aged 18 to 25, of whom 800 live in Syria, 400 in Lebanon and 200 in Germany. The age range was chosen to represent individuals whose adolescence and early adulthood have been deeply marked by the conflict. The country locations were selected to ensure a variety of respondents in different situations.