Attitudes Toward RIAS (September 1955)

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

    Attitudes of East Germans to the radio station RIAS. Topics: extent and type of radio use; listening to the radio; station most frequently heard; preferred station; frequency of listening to the radio; times of day and frequency of listening to the radio; quality of reception of RIAS; change of reception of RIAS; effectiveness of RIAS in refuting eastern propaganda; familiarity of the program "Voice of America"; frequency of listening to the Voice of America; quality of reception of the Voice of America; frequency of listening to the English or German programs of the BBC station; quality of reception of the BBC; best source of information in a political crisis. Demography: occupation; age; school education; country of origin; city size; sex. Also encoded was: place of interview; interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Visitors from the GDR at a trade fair in West Berlin.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 399
    Number of Variables: 75
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3307 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22