Functions of the press: Readers' study

SND-ID: SND 0135

Description Data and documentation

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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Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Nämnden för samhällsinformation
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

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

Time period(s) investigated

1974-02-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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

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Dataset 1
Readers´ study - General public

Associated documentation

Version 1.0

Citation

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

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Variables

305

Number of individuals/objects

1595

Dataset 2
Readers´ study - Newcomers in Malmö

Associated documentation

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Variables

280

Number of individuals/objects

221

Dataset 3
Readers´ study - One day study

Associated documentation

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Lars Aldemark - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Number of individuals/objects

728

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