Study of reading habits 1985 - Södermanland

SND-ID: SND 0308

This study is part of the collection Local study of reading habits

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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


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.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


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

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1985-01-01 – 1985-01-01

Geographic coverage
Topic and keywords

Research 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)


Severinsson, R. (1985) Tidningsläsning i Södermanland. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
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Lennart Weibull. University of Gothenburg (1993). Study of reading habits 1985 - Södermanland. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

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



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