The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of UAE (FCSAUAE) launched the National Coexistence Survey on Tuesday, to gauge the characteristics and level of coexistence in society, the first of its kind in the UAE.
In partnership with UAE’s Ministry of Tolerance Office and Dubai Statistics, FCSAUAE aims to measure, compare and analyse data collected about levels of tolerance and coexistence across the UAE.
Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, announced the start of fieldwork for the survey in a video message which he also tweeted.
He said the survey will help calculate and create a “national standard for tolerance and coexistence”.
“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 added.
The survey 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.