ABU DHABI // A survey has been carried out to discover Emiratis' attitudes to national identity and explore the socio-economic impact of the country's recent and rapid development.
Socio-cultural Survey 2013, conducted by Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi, is the emirate's fourth annual socio-cultural survey and researchers recently completed the field work.
Launched by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development in collaboration with a number of statistical bureaus nationwide, the survey is part of a long-term study of society's changes over time.
Researchers collected data over the course of five days through interviews with adults from 320 households across Abu Dhabi emirate.
Of those interviews, 210 took place in Abu Dhabi city, 80 in Al Ain and 30 in the Western Region.
The survey sample represented a wide range of Emiratis, with gender, age, level of education and area of residence all taken into consideration when selecting the interviewees.
The Statistics Centre hopes that the findings and recommendations that result from this study can be used as a key resource for future initiatives aimed at strengthening social values and pursuing the ministry's goals of supporting cultural activities, raise awareness about national culture, preserve national identity and promote partnerships between the public and private sectors.
Other projects that the centre is working on include surveys on economics, foreign investment, consumer pricing, the labour force and the annual Statistical Yearbook.
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