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Finding Data: Data on Art, Culture, & Leisure - Palestine


  • Culture Survey (1996) (Palestine)
    Provides basic indicators on various aspects of Palestinian culture, especially on cultural behavior and practices of individuals. These indicators cover the following items: availability of home library and subject of available books, inherited verbal culture, reading books and newspaper, radio listening, television viewing, visiting cultural institutions and recreational and leisure time activities. The sample design took into account the geographic distribution of the households in order to ensure full coverage of the various localities (e.g., cities, villages, and camps) of the Palestinian Territory.

    Sample Size: 1,187 households and 5,351 individuals.

  • Ethnologue Global Dataset (19th ed.)
    Raw linguistic data used to create the Ethnologue. Note that this dataset does not include commentary, but rather, data fields with simple values that can be submitted to statistical analysis. Consists of 3 files: (1) Language Data: ISO codes, language families, statuses, country counts, centroid points, and more for 7,457 languages. (2) Country Data: Language counts, literacy rates, populations, diversity indices, and more for 237 countries. (3) Language-in-Country Data: 11,177 listings of data specific to a particular language within a particular country where it is used.

  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World
    An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages. Searchable by country, language size, and language family. Also see Ethnologue Global Dataset (19th ed.).

  • GDELT Project
    GDELT monitors print, broadcast, and web news media in over 100 languages from across every country in the world to keep continually updated on breaking developments anywhere on the planet. Its historical archives stretch back to January 1, 1979 and update daily (soon to be every 15 minutes). Through its ability to leverage the world's collective news media, GDELT moves beyond the focus of the Western media towards a far more global perspective on what's happening and how the world is feeling about it. "The GDELT Project is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world, connecting every person, organization, location, count, theme, news source, and event across the planet into a single massive network that captures what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day."

  • Media survey 2000 (Palestine)
    Provides many indicators relevant to mass media including: the ownership of PCs, TV sets, telecommunication means and satellite dishes, tendency towards TV and radio stations, the permeation of newspapers and magazines, method of receiving, and sections of newspapers read, prevalence of computers and access to the Internet, source of information for Palestinian children, favorite time of watching TV and listening to radio for Palestinian children, family monitoring of TV programs, and number of hours children spend watching TV. Besides targeting the household as a single unit, the survey targeted persons in the age groups 6-17 years, and 18 years and older.

    Sample Size: 8,276 households: 5,733 households in the West Bank and 2,543 households in the Gaza Strip

  • World Press Trends Database (2000+)
    Provides summary statistics and trends for the newspaper industry worldwide.

This page last updated: October 21, 2009