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RIAS and Other Broadcasting Stations (September 1959)

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: stations used; time of day and frequency of RIAS use; judgement on individual RIAS programs; quality of reception of RIAS; development of RIAS use in the east zone; best information station for events in the free world; source of information during the Berlin crisis and Geneva conference; best information station for events within the GDR; use of GDR television; possession of a TV set; use of West television; possession of a radio; features of the radio. Demography: occupation; age; education; state; sex. Also encoded was: city; date of interview; interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
East German visitors at a trade fair.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 600
    Number of Variables: 109
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3324 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington (2000): RIAS and Other Broadcasting Stations (September 1959). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.