Saudi Arabia: Social globalization
(measure: points; Source: The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich)
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Saudi Arabia: Social globalization index (0-100): For that indicator, The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich provides data for Saudi Arabia from 1970 to 2016. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 46.12 points with a minumum of 31.17 points in 1970 and a maximum of 70.31 points in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The KOF Social Globalization Index for Saudi Arabia and other countries has three dimensions. First, it reflects the extent of personal contacts across borders via travel, migration, remittances, and other means. Second, it measures the information flow between Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world in terms of telecommunications through television, internet, mail, and other channels. Third, the index reflects the cultural proximity of a country to other countries via the access to international movies, music, and other media. Various measures for these indicators are compiled into one overall "social globalization" index for Saudi Arabia. More information and the original data can be obtained here.
Definition: Social globalization has three dimensions: personal contacts, information flows, and cultural proximity. The sub-index on personal contacts includes international telecom traffic, degree of tourism, transfers, foreign population, and number of international letters. The sub-index on information flows includes number of internet users, share of households with a television set, and trade in newspapers. The sub-index on cultural proximity includes trade in books and number of McDonald’s restaurants and Ikea located in a country.