Arab youth's preferred media as news source in MENA 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey of Arab youth on their preferred forms of media as news sources in the Middle East and North Africa, as of February 2018. During the survey period, a 63 percent share of the respondents stated that social media was one of their sources of news.

Share of news sources for Arab youth across MENA as of February 2018

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Sources

Release date

April 2018

Region

Africa, MENA

Survey time period

January 21 to February 20, 2018

Number of respondents

3,500 respondents

Age group

18-24 years

Special properties

Interview conducted in Arabic and English

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The survey was phrased as follows: 'Where do you get your news?'

The countries covered by this survey were Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen.
The survey did not include Syria due to the ongoing civil war there.
Respondents were exclusively comprised of citizens of the countries outlined above, with 50% male and 50% female respondents.
The margin of error for this survey is +/-1.65 per cent.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates had 300 respondents. Iraq had 250 respondents and Palestine had 150. Each remaining country had 200 respondents.
The majority of respondents were from urban areas.

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