Media Use in the Middle East
Fig. 1. Courtesy of the Northwestern University in Qatar, 2013.

The Northwestern University in Qatar conducted its Media Use in the Middle East survey and made the findings available online on an interactive website. The survey covers eight countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the UAE.

About the survey:

The survey assesses the extent to which people watch TV, listen to the radio, read newspapers, magazines and books, and use the Internet, as well as the extent to which they trust these sources of news and information. It looks at how and why people go online to communicate and conduct everyday transactions, as well as whether those habits supplant traditional media. It considers respondents' appraisals of news reporting in the tailwind of the so-called Arab Spring, and how important various media outlets are in their lives. The survey reveals the extent to which people think media are truthful, reliable and trustworthy.

About the survey's methodology:

The Arab Media Use survey was created and commissioned by Northwestern University in Qatar, and conducted by Harris Interactive, Inc. The survey was conducted among the general population 18 years and older in eight countries in the Middle East. Across the eight countries, a total of 9,693 respondents completed the survey. Fieldwork was conducted between 26 December, 2012 and 5 February 2013 in seven of the eight participating countries and between March 26 2013 and 18 April 2013 in Qatar.

Media Use in the Middle East
Fig. 2. Courtesy of the Northwestern University in Qatar, 2013.

Media Use in the Middle East
Fig. 3. Courtesy of the Northwestern University in Qatar, 2013.

All survey's findings are available here.