Survey: Reading newspapers not popular pastime for Qatar’s Arabs
A survey of 525 Arab expats and nationals in Qatar found that only 8 percent of them read newspapers.
The survey, conducted by the Social Rehabilitation Centre, also found that 48.2 percent considered TV to be the best medium to access news from around the world.
The Peninsula reports:
Al Jazeera emerges as the most favourite of those interviewed as 20 percent of them said they preferred it to other TV stations.
Forty percent of those surveyed said they liked to watch sports channels, while 18.4 percent said they preferred channels that aired religious programmes.
Political websites ranked last on the list of sites the interviewees said they loved to access.
Barely three percent of the sample surveyed said they attended lectures on various issues and followed up on such events taking place in social clubs.
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Qatar has a 93% literacy rate. Are these findings surprising?