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Use and Acceptance of the Magazine ECHT (of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau
Publication Date
  • IFAK, Taunusstein (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
    • Mass media
  • Abstract

    Copy-test of the free members' magazine ECHT, produced by the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau. Topics: frequency of use of selected media (daily newspapers, magazines, books, television, radio and movies); satisfaction in selected areas of life; personality profile (attitudes to work, leisure time, culture and politics); use of selected information media on the topic church and satisfaction with them; familiarity as well as frequency of use of the magazine ECHT; intensity and length of reading; interest in the articles in the issue; profile of characteristics of the magazine ECHT (semantic differential); number of further members of the household who use the magazine; detailed information on use as well as judgement on the current edition; evaluation of the layout of the magazine ECHT (title page, structure and composition, structuring of the pictures and optical over-all impression) by means of school grades; balance of picture and text proportion; agreement with selected statements about the magazine ECHT regarding religious or secular; attitude to advertising; religiousness and religious origins; closeness with Protestant Church; personal expectation of the pastor; personal frequency of church attendance as well as of mother of respondent; active participation in church activities or events; attitude to leaving the church; significance of church for one's own life as well as devoutness (scale). Demography: sex; age; education; employment; occupation sector; size of household; children; household income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-03 / 1995-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
Sampled Universe
a) Members of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau b) Church abbess of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection from the totals of the church members as well as the church abbess
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1683
    Number of Variables: 290
The survey took place in the area of responsibility of the Protestant Church of Hesse and Nassau.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3127 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schmidt, Joachim (Hrsg.): ECHT. Dokumentation und Bilanz eines kirchlichen Mitgliedermagazins Frankfurt 1996.
  • IFAK: Ergebnisse der Abschlußuntersuchung des Projektes ECHT. Oktober 1995. Durchgeführt im Auftrag der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau (1999): Nutzung und Akzeptanz der Zeitschrift ECHT (der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.