BBG Research Series: Contemporary Media Use in Turkey


Gallup-Turkey2The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup held a research briefing on news consumption habits and attitudes in Turkey, along with, for the first time, an in-depth look at the distinctive media consumption habits among Turkey’s Kurdish population.

Nationally, Turkish media consumers fall into three basic groups. Analyzing past-week use of different media platforms, about half of media consumers (48.0%) tend to only watch TV news. About one-third (32.0%) mostly watch TV and use the Internet to get news and two in 10 (20.0%) are “super users” who get news from a variety of media platforms. Super-users are more likely to be male, young, highly educated, and to live in urban areas.

While slightly more than seven in 10 adults in Turkey are satisfied with the information the media provide, dissatisfaction with media does not seem to be correlated with use of external sources

This briefing shared data on media usage, a methodological overview and a review of attitudinal data on government and foreign policy.

Speakers included:
•    Chris Stewart, Partner, Gallup
•    William Bell, Director of Audience Insights, International Broadcasting Bureau
•    Rajesh Srinivasan, Regional Research Director – Asia and Middle East, Gallup

Date: July 29, 2014

Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Gallup World Headquarters
901 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
*Please note the entrance to Gallup is on 9th Street.


A video of this presentation will be available shortly.

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Research Brief


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A central part of the BBG’s mandate is to support freedom and democracy in a rapidly changing international environment. The ability of the media to report freely and accurately is critical in world affairs. Additionally, it is important for leaders and policy makers to understand how different populations around the globe view the quality, honesty and accuracy of their media, as well as how free they perceive their media to be.

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