Media Barometer 1992

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This study is part of the collection Media barometer

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Radio Sweden


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 1992 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. Respondents answering that they did not listen to record player or tape recorder the day before were asked when they last did so. All respondents were 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 paper, magazine or book the day before were asked when they last did so. Furthermore respondents were asked about their radio listening habits including which channel the respondent listened to and if he/she lis

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Radio Sweden

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 3-99 years

Time period(s) investigated

1992-01-01 – 1992-12-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden


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Björkvist Hellingwerf, K. (1995) Mediebarometern 1979-1994. Report no. 48. Göteborg: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Publik- och programforskning (PUB), Sveriges Radio (1992) Mediebarometern 1992. Stockholm: Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.

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Media barometer 1992

Associated documentation

Version 1.0


Radio Sweden (2006). Media barometer 1992. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Radio Sweden

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Telephone interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1992-01-01–1992-12-01
  • Data collector: Radio Sweden
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1998-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06