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ZA1617: Media Analysis (MA 86)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse, Frankfurt; Media-Micro-Census, Frankfurt (1987): Media Analysis (MA 86). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1617 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1617
TitleMedia Analysis (MA 86)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1987)
Date of Collection01.1985 - 12.1985
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse, Frankfurt
  • Media-Micro-Census, Frankfurt


AbstractMedia usage of the population in 1985. Topics: size of circle of friend and acquaintances; frequency of conducting selected leisure activities; detailed determination of degree of familiarity and frequency of use of newspapers, magazines and inserts with radio and television schedule; detailed determination of use of radio and television regarding point in time, weekday and broadcaster; frequency and time interval of last trip to the movies; knowledge and use of reading circles; subscribing to a reading circle; place of reading publications from a reading circle; possession of a telephone; number of telephones and main extensions in the household; possession of bicycle; number of cars available to the household; number of cars with car radio; car radios with cassette player and radio traffic service decoder; number of television sets as well as type and features of the equipment; type of antenna connection; presence of a cable connection in the house or apartment; possibility to receive video and BTX; presence of personal computer, Btx-keyboard, video games and video record players; possession or planned acquisition of one or several video recorders; possession of a video camera; number of empty and recorded video cassettes in the household; number of video cassettes recorded oneself or purchased pre-recorded; place and frequency of renting video cassettes; video system; possession of stereo or hifi equipment and number of individual devices; number of selected devices of entertainment electronics in the household; possession of durable economic goods; having a yard; pets; public transportation close to home; residential status and number of renters in the building; building age; length of residence in the building; performing do-it-yourself and repair activities; attendance at sporting events; party preference; shopping habits in purchase of food and beverages; preferred type of business. Demography: age; sex; marital status; year of marriage and number of years of marriage; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupational position; employment; monthly net income; monthly net household income; income recipients in household; size of household; respondent is person managing household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; characteristics of person managing household; detailed demographic information on children in household; possession of drivers license. Interviewer rating: interest in survey topic and willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview; weekday of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 18.2 Information technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseThe German residential population in private households 14 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorGETAS, Bremen; IFAK, Taunusstein; INFRATEST, Munich; MARPLAN, Offenbach; MEDIA-MARKT ANALYSEN and CONTEST-CENSUS, Frankfurt; SAMPLE, Moelln
Date of Collection
  • 01.1985 - 12.1985

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)
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Further Remarks

NotesThe reader analyses and media analyses with in part largely equivalent survey content are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0255-0263, 0844-0857, 1152-1156 as well as 1617-1619.
Number of Units: 18634
Number of Variables: 4528
Data Type: Binär
Analysis System(s): -


  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse; Media-Micro-Census (Hrsg.): Media-Analyse 1986. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1986.
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