Media Exposure and Attitudes of East Germans (July - September 1957/I)

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
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Media usage and attitudes of East Germans. Topics: frequency of trips to the west; use of West German media as source of information; judgement on the role of America in economic development in West Germany; judgement on the role of Russia in economic development of the GDR; judgement on the (future) economic strength of various countries (England, France, USA, Russia, West Germany, GDR); blame for the division of Germany; knowledge of West German newspapers, magazines, picture magazines and radio stations; frequency of use West German newspapers, magazines, picture magazines and radio stations. Demography: occupation; family income; age; school education; state; city size; sex. Also encoded was: place of interview; date of interview; interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1957-07 / 1957-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Visitors from the east zone at the ´Interbau´ in West Berlin.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 799
    Number of Variables: 106
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3317 (Type: ZA-No.)

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