Media Barometer 1980

This study is part of the collection Media barometer

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Description:

The first Media Barometer was conducted in 1979 and since then the survey has been carried out annually. The purpose is to explore how the Swedish population is using different media during an average day. In 1980 the respondents were asked if they had been doing any of the following the day before: watching video, listening to record player or tape recorder. If so, they were asked for how long period. They were also asked if the had been reading any of the following the day before: morning paper, evening paper, weekly magazine or any other magazine, or book. If so, they were asked how many and for how long period. A new question in the 1980 survey concerned radio listening habits. Background variables includes information on age, gender, education, occupation, and household composition.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0119

Purpose:

Describe the trends and changes in people's use of mass media.

Description:

The first Media Barometer was conducted in 1979 and since then the survey has been carried out annually. The purpose is to explore how the Swedish population is using different media during an average day. In 1980 the respondents were asked if they had been doing any of the following the day before: watching video, listening to record player or tape recorder. If so, they were asked for how long period. They were also asked if the had been reading any of the following the day before: morning paper, evening paper, weekly magazine or any other magazine, or book. If so, they were asked how many and for how long period. A new question in the 1980 survey concerned radio listening habits. Background variables includes information on age, gender, education, occupation, and household composition.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1980

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 9-79 years

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Björkvist Hellingwerf, K. (1992) Mediebarometern 1979-1991. Report no. 18. Göteborg: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Libris

Publik- och programforskning (PUB), Sveriges Radio (1980) PUB informerar December 1980. Användningen av massmedier - en jämförelse. Stockholm: Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.

Weibull, Lennart (1984) Dagspress & etermedier i Sverige 1979-1983. Rapport nr 1. Göteborg: Avdelningen för masskommunikation.

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Version 1.0:

2000-05-01 doi:10.5878/000960

Available documentation:

Media barometer 1980

Citation:

Radio Sweden (2000). Media barometer 1980. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/000960

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Telephone interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-09-29 — 1980-10-05

Data collector: Radio Sweden

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

34

Number of individuals/objects:

1108