Study of reading habits 1985 - Södermanland

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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 four municipalities in Södermanland: Eskilstuna, Flen, Strängnäs and Kungsör. 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. In this survey the respondents were asked about their opinion on the occurrence of incorrect or misleading information in various news media; if the news cover should be influenced by the editorial political standpoint; and the importance of a variety of different goals of society in the next ten years.

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 0308

Description

This survey forms part of the research program ´Dagspresskollegiet´. The target group of this survey was the inhabitants of four municipalities in Södermanland: Eskilstuna, Flen, Strängnäs and Kungsör. 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. In this survey the respondents were asked about their opinion on the occurrence of incorrect or misleading information in various news media; if the news cover should be influenced by the editorial political standpoint; and the importance of a variety of different goals of society in the next ten years.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1985-01-01 — 1985-01-01

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 15-75 years and residing in Eskilstuna, Flen, Strängnäs and Kungsör municipalities

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)

Publications

Severinsson, R. (1985) Tidningsläsning i Södermanland. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
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Study of reading habits 1985 - Södermanland

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: 1985-01-01 — 1985-01-01

Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

326

Number of individuals/objects

1820

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