How The Middle East Sees Its Media

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A study of media perception in eight Arab countries examines how people weigh the credibility of their news sources:

[A] large majority of adults in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates believe their news media are credible (74 percent, 67 percent and 63 percent, respectively). Meanwhile, only approximately one in four of those surveyed in Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia believe the news media in their countries are credible.

But respondents, by and large, feel that their media is getting better:

Participants are far more likely to agree than disagree that reporting has improved, by ratios of more than 19 to 1 in Jordan and 21 to 1 in Saudi Arabia.

Explore the data on an interactive website here.