Functions of the press: Readers' study

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

The study is part of the research program The Role of the Press in Society, a project initiated by the 1972 Commission of the Press and with a general aim to analyze the significance of mass media in Sweden. The aim of ´Readers´ study - the general public´ was to study the consumption of various types of media; daily press, popular and specialist press, and radio and television. To make it possible to adapt the consumption habits in a wider perspective questions were also put about among other things political interests and engagement, freetime activities and knowledge about various society issues. To make parallel analyses possible with other studies within the research project questions were also put regarding what was thought to dominate local society debate and about events which were actual at the time. A supplementary study to the above mentioned receiver study was carried out at April 26th 1974. The local newspaper generally read by the respondent was distributed to these together with a questionnaire. The respondents were asked to mark the articles read. Questions were also asked about

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Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0135

Description:

The study is part of the research program The Role of the Press in Society, a project initiated by the 1972 Commission of the Press and with a general aim to analyze the significance of mass media in Sweden. The aim of ´Readers´ study - the general public´ was to study the consumption of various types of media; daily press, popular and specialist press, and radio and television. To make it possible to adapt the consumption habits in a wider perspective questions were also put about among other things political interests and engagement, freetime activities and knowledge about various society issues. To make parallel analyses possible with other studies within the research project questions were also put regarding what was thought to dominate local society debate and about events which were actual at the time. A supplementary study to the above mentioned receiver study was carried out at April 26th 1974. The local newspaper generally read by the respondent was distributed to these together with a questionnaire. The respondents were asked to mark the articles read. Questions were also asked about

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1974-02-01

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 15-65 years and residing in Malmö, Göteborg, Västerås and Leksand municipalities

Funding:

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Nämnden för samhällsinformation

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Svensk press. Pressens funktioner i samhället. SOU 1975:78. Stockholm: LiberFörlag.
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ISBN: 9138024756

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Version 1.0:

1988-06-01 doi:10.5878/001028

Dataset 1

Readers´ study - General public

Suggested citation:

Lennart Weibull, Lars Aldemark. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1988). Readers´ study - General public. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001028

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

305

Number of individuals/objects:

1595

Dataset 2

Readers´ study - Newcomers in Malmö

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

280

Number of individuals/objects:

221

Dataset 3

Readers´ study - One day study

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Number of individuals/objects:

728

Published: 1982-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06