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last updated Jan. 20, 2010
published March 1, 2007
Poll No. 61 Part II, March 2007 - On Palestinians' opinion about TV channel, newspaper and radio station they trust as the most reliable source of news
Read more:  Mecca agreement, economics, Condoleezza Rice, United States, peace process, elections, public opinion
Summary: * A public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center (JMCC) during the period between 19 and 21 March 2007 asked the Palestinian public about the TV channel, newspaper and radio station they trust as the most reliable source of news.

* The results of the poll conducted with a sample of 1,198 persons (757 in the West Bank and 441 in Gaza Strip) showed that 33% of the sample does not read any newspaper at all while a ratio of 29.4% said they don’t listen to any radio stations. A ratio of 4.8% said they don’t trust any TV station.      

* The JMCC media poll showed that a ratio of 48.4% of the Palestinian public who watch TV trust al-Jazeera TV as the most reliable source of news while a ratio of 52.7% of those who read newspapers classified al-Quds Newspaper as the first source of news. A ratio of 13.4% of the sample who listen to the radio trust Voice of al-Aqsa as the most reliable source of news.      

* A ratio of 10.4% of the respondents who watch TV (1,166 – 733 in the West Bank and 433 in Gaza Strip) said al-Arabia TV is the most reliable source of news they trust while 19.8% of those who read newspapers (803 – 548 in the West Bank and 255 in Gaza Strip) trust al-Ayyam Newspaper as their most reliable source of news. A ratio of 12.2% of those who listen to the radio (846 – 498 in the West Bank and 348 in Gaza Strip) said Voice of Palestine "the Palestinian official radio station" is their most reliable source of news. 
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