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ZA1198: Mass-Media and Political Opinion Making (Survey)

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Citation Citation Hamm, Bernd; Simon, Karl-Heinz (1986): Mass-Media and Political Opinion Making (Survey). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1198 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1198
TitleMass-Media and Political Opinion Making (Survey)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1986)
Date of Collection03.1983 - 03.1983
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Hamm, Bernd - FB IV - Soziologie, Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Massenmedien, Universität Trier
  • Simon, Karl-Heinz - FB IV - Soziologie, Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Massenmedien, Universität Trier


AbstractMedia usage and attitude to foreigners. Topics: 1. media usage: frequency of reading selected magazines and newspapers; assignment of newspapers and magazines to certain political parties; length of subscription; preferred areas of reporting in selected media; reading habits; attitude to a supposed one-sidedness of the information in the mass-media; personal influence through letters to the editor; television and radio use and preferred programs; conversations about media reporting and type of conversation partner; personal comparisons of reporting in different media; judgement on objectivity, completeness of reporting, reliability and balance in the mass-media; frequency of reception of news broadcasts; ranking list of media regarding influence on one´s own political opinion making; confirmation of one´s own political opinion through the media. 2. attitude to foreigners: judgement on the Federal Republic as a country friendly or hostile to guest workers; assumed reasons for the stay of foreigners in the Federal Republic; estimate of number of foreigners living in the Federal Republic; judgement on one´s own ability to distinguish Germans and foreigners and orientation characteristics used for this; assessment of the occupational position of most foreign employees; personal contacts with foreigners and place of contact; personal impression of foreign acquaintances; attitude of German friends and acquaintances to foreign employees; judgement on media reporting on matters of concern and problems of foreigners; knowledge about countries of origin of foreign employees and trips to these countries; particularly well-informed about these countries and sources of information; conversations about foreigners and type of conversation partner; personal occupation with the foreigner problem; judgement on the extent of media reporting in the mass-media on the topic of foreigners and major topics of this reporting; judgement on the extent and objectivity of reporting about the countries of origin of foreign employees; judgement on the influence of the reporting in view of integration or discrimination against foreigners; attitude to the foreigner problem and to foreigners (scale); personal changes in attitude regarding foreigners; confirmation of one´s own attitude to foreigners through the media; attitude to a halt to the influx of foreigners; preferred solution of the foreigner question in the Federal Republic; maximum preferred proportion of foreigners in the residential population; attitude to demonstrations by foreigners against a deplorable state of affairs in their native countries; length of living in Trier. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupational position; household income; household size; size of place of residence in childhood; party preference; citizenship. Also encoded was: place of interview; date of interview; length of interview; presence of third persons during interview; necessity of explaining questions; reasons for breaking off the interview.
Categories Categories
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP), Trier
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Quota sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorFB IV - Soziologie, Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Massenmedien, Universitaet Trier
Date of Collection
  • 03.1983

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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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Number of Units: 260
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
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