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ZA0261: Reader Analysis 1965

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Arbeitsgemeinschaft Leseranalyse, Essen (1965): Reader Analysis 1965. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0261 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0261
TitleReader Analysis 1965
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1965)
Date of Collection09.1964 - 03.1965
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Leseranalyse, Essen


AbstractQuantitative recording of reading habits. Topics: Magazines and picture magazines read; frequency of reading; place of reading; magazine subscription club; advertising noticed on the radio and on the two television stations; self-assessment of social class; going to the movies. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: weekday of interview; city size.
Categories Categories
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseAge: 14-70.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt INFRATEST, Muenchen
Date of Collection
  • 09.1964 - 03.1965

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesThe trend survey was conducted in four waves. The reader analyses, stored under ZA Study Nos. 0255 to 0263, contain mainly identical questions.
Number of Units: 11664
Number of Variables: 196
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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