60 opinion polls conducted across Saudi Arabia in 2018

Surveys are carried out on issues related to public affairs, to measure client satisfaction, or to raise awareness among participants. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2019

60 opinion polls conducted across Saudi Arabia in 2018

  • The National Center for Public Opinion Polls aims to promote a culture of dialogue in the Kingdom, allowing people to express their views on a range of issues

JEDDAH: More than 77,000 people took part in almost 60 polls carried out last year by the National Center for Public Opinion Polls at the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue.
Polls were conducted on public affairs issues, and marked a 2.5 percent increase on the number carried out in 2017, the center said.
More than 183,000 people were invited to take part in the polls with 77,000 agreeing — a 43 percent response rate that is high by international standards, according to the center.
Women’s participation rate in the polls was 24 percent, reflecting the fact that most topics were of interest mainly to men.
The National Center for Public Opinion Polls aims to promote a culture of dialogue in the Kingdom, allowing people to express their views on a range of issues.
Polling is conducted according to global practices to provide reliable feedback and statistics that can help decision-making in government.
The center offers its services to all government agencies and civil institutions. Surveys are carried out on issues related to public affairs, to measure client satisfaction, or to raise awareness among participants.
Experienced personnel operate a call center fitted out with the latest communication technologies, while research teams monitor data quality and verify polling results.


Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

Updated 13 July 2020

Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

  • The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop
  • There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units

LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Monday reported its lowest daily death toll from COVID-19 in two weeks, with 20 people dying from the virus in the past 24 hours.

The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop from highs a fortnight ago, with 2,852 new infections reported on Monday.

The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia reached 235,111 and the death toll across the country stands at 2,243.

The number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia rose to 169,842 after another 2,704 people recovered from the virus.

Among the new confirmed cases, Riyadh recorded the highest number, with 258 infections in one day. Jeddah reported 235 new infections, while Al-Hafouf detected 203 new infections.

On Sunday, the Saudi health ministry said the rate of critical COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom was stabilizing and had decreased over the past two weeks as the country continued to see a decline in new cases.

There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units.