Radio Listeners

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • Mass media
  • Abstract

    Radio listening habits and evaluation of the ´Voice of America´ by the German population. Topics: Possession of radio equipment and listening habits; preferred radio station; preferred media for objective reporting and news reports; assessment of the credibility of the media and presumed news supervision by the western powers; judgement on the image of America provided by the radio stations; frequency of listening to the ´Voice of America´ and general judgement on the broadcaster; assessment of the ´Voice of America´ as propaganda broadcaster; preferred source of news or trust in radio stations in a political crisis; local residency. Demography: membership in clubs, a trade union, a party and other organizations as well as offices taken on there; frequency of participation in meetings; party preference; age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; income; household income; size of household; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1947
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0897 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Merritt, Anna; Merritt, Richard L. (Hrsg.): Public Opinion in Semisovereign Germany: HICOG Surveys 1949-1955. Urbana: University of Illinois Press 1980.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22