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Arab Reading Index Results Place Arab Countries on the Global Reading Map

Arab Reading Index Results Place Arab Countries on the Global Reading Map
Arab World - Cooperation Council For The Arab States Of The Gulf - Egypt - Horn Of Africa - Iraq - Jordan - Lebanon - Morocco - Saudi Arabia - United Arab Emirates
January 09
14:012017

Canvassing 148,000 people in all 22 Arab countries, the Index revealed that the UAE leads the GCC in terms of reading (scoring 82%) with 51 hours of reading and 24 books per person on average, followed by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain (64%, 63%, and 58%, respectively).

Meanwhile, Lebanon took the overall top spot scoring 90%, the average Lebanese reader spends 59 hours a year reading 29 books.

Lebanon was followed by Jordan with 71%, Palestine with 54% (39 hours and 18 books per year), and Syria with 39% (33 hours and 13 books).

Wrapping up the rankings for the Levant and Iraq region, Iraq scored 36% with 27 hours and 14 books per year for every citizen on average.

Morocco, meanwhile, led the Maghreb region countries with a score of 87% (57 hours and 27 books), followed by Tunisia with 70% (47 hours and 22 books), and Algeria with 51% (36 hours and 17 books).

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