The first Media Barometer was conducted in 1979 and since then the survey has been carried out annually. The purpose is to explore how the Swedish population is using different media during an average day. In 1985 the respondents were asked if they had been listening to a record player or a tape recorder the day before. If so, they were asked for how long period. They were also asked if the had been reading any of the following the day before: morning paper, evening paper, weekly magazine, comics or any other magazine, or book. If so, they were asked how many and for how long period. Book readers were also asked if they were reading the books for their own pleasure or if it was study literature. Those respondents who answered that they did not read any weekly magazine or other magazine the day before were asked if they had been reading any during the last week. Furthermore respondents were asked about their radio listening habits. In 1985 questions about radio also included which channel the respondent listened to and if he/she listened to their local radio station or any other local radio sta... Show more..
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Data contains personal data
Unit of analysis
Individuals aged 9-79 years
Time period(s) investigated
1985 – 1986
Geographic location: Sweden
Highest geographic unit
(CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
Björkvist Hellingwerf, K. (1992) Mediebarometern 1979-1991. Report no. 18. Göteborg: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Publik- och programforskning (PUB), Sveriges Radio (1985) PUB informerar December 1985. Mediebarometern 1985. Stockholm: Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.
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Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Telephone interview
- Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-01-01–1986-01-01
- Data collector: Radio Sweden
- Source of the data: Population group
Number of individuals/objects