Study of reading habits 1986 - Gästrikland

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Description:

This survey forms part of the research program ´Dagspresskollegiet´. The target group of this survey was the inhabitants of five municipalities in Gästrikland: Gävle, Sandviken, Hofors, Ockelbo and Älvkarleby. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous readership studies, i.e. questions concerning reading habits, subscriptions of papers, reading interests and background variables such as gender, age, education and party preference. There were also a number of questions not asked in previous surveys, such as the opinion on how much it is reasonable to pay annually for a local morning paper subscription and the attitude to paying the subscription fee through automatic deduction from a bank account. The respondent also had to compare the two local papers Arbetarbladet and Gefle Dagblad with regard to a number of qualities. Furthermore the respondents had to indicate if their local morning paper ought to increase or decrease their efforts in a number of fields. Another question dealt with the importance of a number of values in life, such as having a pleasant life, freed

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Subject area:

media, political behaviour and attitudes, leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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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

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0301

Description:

This survey forms part of the research program ´Dagspresskollegiet´. The target group of this survey was the inhabitants of five municipalities in Gästrikland: Gävle, Sandviken, Hofors, Ockelbo and Älvkarleby. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous readership studies, i.e. questions concerning reading habits, subscriptions of papers, reading interests and background variables such as gender, age, education and party preference. There were also a number of questions not asked in previous surveys, such as the opinion on how much it is reasonable to pay annually for a local morning paper subscription and the attitude to paying the subscription fee through automatic deduction from a bank account. The respondent also had to compare the two local papers Arbetarbladet and Gefle Dagblad with regard to a number of qualities. Furthermore the respondents had to indicate if their local morning paper ought to increase or decrease their efforts in a number of fields. Another question dealt with the importance of a number of values in life, such as having a pleasant life, freed

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1986-08-28 — 1986-10-07

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Inhabitants of Gävle, Hofors, Ockelbo, Sandviken and Älvkarleby municipalities, aged 15-75 years

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Subject area:

media, political behaviour and attitudes, leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Keywords:

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Björkqvist, K. (1988) Tidningsläsning i Gästrikland. Presentation av en läsarundersökning. Work report no. 28. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
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Study of reading habits 1986 - Gästrikland

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1986-08-28 — 1986-10-07

Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

378

Number of individuals/objects:

1001

Published: 1993-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06