December 11, 2023

The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) comprehensive report

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The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) has recently released a comprehensive report on its official website, shedding light on the cultural and entertainment landscape from mid-2022 to mid-2023. The publication encapsulates a wealth of statistics, offering valuable insights into the preferences and engagement levels of individuals aged 15 and above.

The key findings of the publication underscore the vibrant cultural scene, with an impressive 80% of respondents participating in various cultural events or activities during the surveyed period. Notably, a staggering 90% of individuals indulged in entertainment events, showcasing a robust cultural and recreational appetite.

The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) comprehensive report delves deeper into specific activities, revealing that 13% of respondents actively participated in national celebrations, while 11% opted for the cinematic experience, visiting cinemas. A closer look at attendance during Saudi entertainment seasons indicates a balanced interest, with 39% of Saudi individuals and 36% of non-Saudi individuals immersing themselves in these seasonal festivities.

Surprisingly, the publication reveals that 20% of individuals refrained from attending cultural events and activities, attributing their absence to time constraints. Meanwhile, the statistics on recreational preferences indicate that 23% of respondents engage in walking during their leisure time, while 19% opt for the exhilaration of playing football.

A notable aspect of the report is the literary engagement of the surveyed individuals, with 37% having read at least one book in the past 12 months. Additionally, 21% turned to newspapers for information, while 7% preferred magazines.

It is imperative to note that the presented data stems from the Household Culture and Entertainment Survey conducted by GASTAT in 2023. The methodology involved telephone interviews and self-reporting from a carefully selected sample of individuals. For those seeking a more in-depth understanding of these statistics, the complete report is available on the official website of the General Authority for Statistics (

Source: Asharq Al Awsat

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