Information about developing countries 1974

SND-ID: SND 0146

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lowe Hedman - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Lilian Nowak - Radio Sweden


The research project 'Information strategies - analysis and evaluation of trials to spread information on developing countries through multimedia' (Informationsstrategier - Analys och utvärdering av försök med spridning av u-landsinformation genom multimedia) was requested to evaluate an information campaign on developing countries generally, and Tanzania especially. The campaign was namned Karibu-project and data was gathered in several surveys. The aim of this investigation was to define and measure variables assumed to be important conditions for the exposure of information about developing countries, concern for developing countries, etc. The survey includes information on the respondent´s interest in different subject fields in mass media, opinion on the future prospects for different groups in society, and threaths against the future. Furthermore the respondent was asked about the reason of why some countries are poor, her/his attitude to different kinds of help to developing countries, and reason for being concerned with/not concerned with developing countries. Other questions dealt wit

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Responsible department/unit

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-70 years

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1974-09-01 – 1974-10-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

Media, Information society, International politics and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Hedman, L. (1978) Svenskarna och u-hjälpen. En studie av den svenska allmänheten, lokala opinionsbildare och journalister. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International. (Swedish public opinion on development aid. A study of the Swedish public, local opinion-makers and journalists; with a summary in English). ISBN: 91-554-0829-X.
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Information about developing countries 1974

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Lowe Hedman, Lilian Nowak. Uppsala University (1988). Information about developing countries 1974. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lowe Hedman - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Lilian Nowak - Radio Sweden

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1974-09-01–1974-10-01
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1984-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06