Egyptians much lamented political apathy was the focus of a series of studies reported in the Nasserist party weekly Al Arabi this week.
Of the 5100 Egyptian youth polled in one of the studies, only 12% belonged to a political party.
A Ministry of Youth poll reported that 57% of youth don't follow politics.
While youth apathy is a problem in nearly every country, the most telling and I should think worrisome statistic came from a study by the Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. It claimed that 92% of youth are afraid of getting involved in politics.
The same study reported that 92% see no point in political participation.
80% don't know the meaning of a political party.