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66% of young Saudis are single

The Muslim Times

A picture taken on January 31, 2020 shows young Saudis gathering at the Riyadh Season Boulevard in the Saudi capital [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]

The vast majority of young men and women in Saudi Arabia are single, a new survey has found to highlight some of the many social and cultural attitudinal changes within the traditionally conservative country.

A little over 66 per cent of the kingdom’s population between the ages of 15-34 are not married, according to the Saudi General Authority for Statistics, a government agency that is responsible for the compilation of data and conducting national surveys.

Titled ‘Saudi Youth in Numbers’, the report, published to coincide with International Youth Day 2020, a UN led initiative to raise awareness of the challenges facing young people, found that as many as 67 per cent of the kingdom’s…

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