RIAS and Other Broadcasting Stations (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: listening to individual radio stations; preferences for certain radio stations; listening to radio London (German program of the BBC); times of day of listening to programs of radio London; frequency of listening to radio London; quality of reception of radio London; frequency and time of listening to RIAS; frequency and quality of reception of RIAS; programs of RIAS; development of reception quality in the last months; comparison of RIAS and the station Freies Berlin as source of information for GDR residents; significance of RIAS after start of broadcasting by the station Freies Berlin; listening to the program Voice of America; reception of the Voice of America; on which radio station is the Voice of America recieved?; use of the television station of the GDR; use of a private or public television set; reception of West German television stations; frequency of watching West German programs. Demography: occupation; possession of a radio; technical data of the radio; age; school education; state; city size; sex. Also encoded was: place of interview; interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1956-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Visitors from the GDR at a trade fair in West Berlin.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 500
    Number of Variables: 116
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3311 (Type: ZA-No.)

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