Study of reading habits 1984 - Alingsås

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Is part of collection at SND: Local study of reading habits


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


This survey forms part of the research program ´Dagspresskollegiet´. The target group of this survey was the inhabitants of Alingsås. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous readership studies, i.e. questions concerning reading habits, subscriptions of papers, reading interests and background variables such as gender, age, education and party preference. There were also a number of questions not asked in previous surveys. These questions dealt with: the importance of getting news from different areas; opinions on Alingsås Tidning, Göteborgs-Posten and Alingsås Kuriren; and the importance of a number of political goals. The respondents also had to state if they agreed or disagreed with a number of statements on politicians and authorities.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-75 years and residing in Alingsås municipality

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

1984-01-01 – 1984-01-01



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1984-01-01 – 1984-01-01
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Alingsås Municipality

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)



Version 1.0. 1993-01-01

Version 1.0: 1993-01-01


Is part of collection at SND

Published: 1993-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06