RIAS and Other Broadcasting Stations (September 1958)

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: radio use; listening to and judgement on certain radio stations; time of day and frequency of listening to RIAS; listening to certain RIAS broadcasts; reception quality of RIAS; development of reception quality of RIAS in the last months; reception quality of the station Freies Berlin; reception quality of other West German stations; suitability of the radio stations as source of information for the citizen s of the GDR; source of information for the events in Libanon and Irak; source of information on the situation within the GDR; possession of a personal radio; reception area of the radio. Demography: occupation; family income; age; school education; state; sex. Also encoded was: place of interview; date of interview; interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Visitors from the east zone at the ´Interbau´ in West Berlin.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 600
    Number of Variables: 91
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3321 (Type: ZA-No.)

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