View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Friday, May 29, 2009

Which International News Service Do Arabs Watch Most Often?

The Answer
Overwhelming the answer is Al Jazeera.

55% of Arabs surveyed in 2009 watched Al Jazeera most often, compared with 53% in 2008.

When Egyptian respondents were excluded from the sample, 39% of respondents said they watched Al Jazeera most often.

The Survey
The Annual Arab Public Opinion Survey 2009 which was conducted in April and May 2009, sampled the views of 4,087 people in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Zogby polling organisation, the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.6%.

For more detail on this and other questions and answers in the survey:
Arab Public Opinion Survey, 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound