Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 February 2020

UAE launches National Coexistence Survey

New survey aims to measure the level of tolerance and coexistence among UAE society

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Tolerance, announces the launch of the National Coexistence Survey. Courtesy: Dubai Media Office
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Tolerance, announces the launch of the National Coexistence Survey. Courtesy: Dubai Media Office

A survey to measure the level of tolerance across the UAE was launched on Tuesday.

The National Coexistence Survey was designed by the Minister of Tolerance Office, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and Dubai Statistics to gauge society’s levels of coexistence and tolerance.

It was announced in a video message by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Tolerance.

“To achieve the highest level of tolerance and human kinship, it is necessary for us to collect and analyse data and statistics and undertake studies and research to measure how far we have travelled in this field,” Sheikh Nahyan said.

“We need to create tools to measure and compare information and to use the findings as a base for dialogue about our plans and strategies.”

He said the survey will help calculate and create a “national standard for tolerance and coexistence”.

It will measure eight main pillars, including coexistence in society, tolerance towards women, tolerance towards children, education and cultural tolerance, media tolerance, religious tolerance, institutional tolerance and coexistence in society with people with disabilities.

The results will help the ministry identify potential areas where tolerance is lacking and design initiatives to remedy this.

Sheikh Nahyan said the survey would also help identify “the extent of society’s success in spreading tolerance and coexistence values.”

The minister invited the public to take part in the survey to ensure its success.

Updated: January 21, 2020 10:18 PM

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