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RIAS Coverage and Programing as Evaluated by East Zone Listeners

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass media
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the RIAS program by refugees from the GDR. Topics: listening to the radio; listening to West German radio stations in the GDR; quality of reception of the station; reasons for listening to RIAS and NWDR; type of broadcasts listened to; judgement on usefulness of the political programs of RIAS and NWDR; listening to programs of the BBC; listening to east stations in the GDR; type and points in time of power interruptions; use of battery-powered radio equipment; point in time and frequency of listening to RIAS broadcasts; judgement on the program of Rias; extent to which program producers are informed about the situation in the GDR; recommendations for program improvements; familiarity of RIAS programs; familiarity of RIAS employees; reasons for fleeing from the GDR. Demography: split variable young people/adults.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1952-10 / 1952-11
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Refugees from the GDR.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Survey in refugee camps in West Berlin.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 507
    Number of Variables: 235
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3302 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington (2000): RIAS Coverage and Programing as Evaluated by East Zone Listeners. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.