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Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 80% – Poll

Source : RIA Novosti / 27 Mar 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has reached 80 percent, with a majority of Russians saying the country is heading in the right direction, an independent pollster said Wednesday.

A poll by the Levada Center said public support for the Russian leader rose by 8 percent since Putin delivered an address to parliament on Crimea before the predominantly Russian-speaking region rejoined Russia last week.


Survey: US is greatest threat to world peace

Source : Ynet News / 26 Mar 2014

The US is the greatest threat to world peace, according to a global poll from WIN and Gallup International conducted in 65 countries.

According to the survey, 24% of respondents see the US as the greatest threat, and in a considerable distance behind it, 8% believe Pakistan is the great threat to world peace.


Putin has highest rating in last few years

Source : ITAR-TASS / 13 Mar 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rating is at its highest in the last few years, results of a sociological survey conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) made public on Thursday suggested.


Mideast funds more cautious on equities, says survey

Source : Reuters / 16 Dec 2013

Fund managers in the Middle East are showing signs of becoming more cautious towards some equity markets as change looms in the global economic environment, a Reuters survey showed.

Forty-seven percent of 15 managers in the monthly survey of leading Middle East-based investment institutions said they expected to increase their overall equity allocation to the region in the next three months, while the rest expected to keep it steady.


Study shows Turkish people oppose extramarital affairs

Source : World Bulletin / 08 Nov 2013

Turkish political parties and media sources have been discussing Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest remarks on the cohabitation of male and female students. Meanwhile, a new study conducted by Turkish universities showed that most Turkish people were opposed to extramarital affairs.

The Turkish media reported on Monday that Erdogan complained about the lack of dormitories for university students, which he said caused many problems.


Most people prefer not to read, survey shows

By Ali Fayyaz / 05 Nov 2013

The technological boom has had a negative impact on reading habits.

A survey recently conducted by Arab News revealed that only two in ten people read on a regular basis. The survey also revealed that 80 percent of individuals do not read during their free time.


Islam Rising Among UK Youth

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 11 Sep 2013

A new large scale British survey has revealed a notable increase in the number of young British people adhering to Islam coupled with a dramatic decline in those believing in Christianity in the same age group.

"The large number of young people identifying as Muslims – much larger than previous generations – suggests that Islam will soon be a much more significant force in this country than it is at the moment," Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, said on his group’s website on Tuesday, September 10.


Smoking warning works, if on front of cigarette pack

Source : AFP / 5 Sep 2013

Big anti-smoking messages on the front of cigarette packets may help deter youngsters tempted by tobacco but have little effect when they are on the back of the pack, research has found.

Touching on a subject that has stirred controversy in countries where pro- and anti-tobacco lobbies are fighting over smoking controls, investigators looked at data from a large survey among British teenagers.


Facebook makes you unhappy - study

Source : RT / 17 Aug 2013

The more time you spend on Facebook, the unhappier you become. That’s the not-so-astounding finding of the first study measuring the social network’s impact on users’ psychological well-being.

And (surprise, surprise) the survey finds that interacting with people “directly” – you know, face-to-face, or over the phone – actually makes you happier.


Study reiterates need for increased support for female converts in UK

Source : Presstv / 21 May 2013

The University of Cambridge has published a report about experiences of almost 50 British women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and faiths (or no faith), who have all converted to Islam.

The report was commissioned and produced by the University's Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS), in association with the New Muslims Project, Markfield.


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