Eurobarometer Data Service

Media Use

1) News in television, papers and radio in general:

(About how often) do you ...

a) watch the news on television?

  1. Everyday
  2. Several times a week
  3. Once or twice a week
  4. Less often
  5. Never
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
0626 ECS70 2-3 1970 Q.31 V92
1038 13 4 1980 Q.132 V28
1318 19 3-4 1983 Q.259 V178
1544 26 10-11 1986 Q.156 V47
1750 31 3-4 1989 Q.130 V17
2031 35.0 3 1991 Q.55 V174
2081 36 10-11 1991 Q.32 V92
2141 37.0 3-4 1992 Q.7 V24
2241 37.1 4-5 1992 Q.6 V23
2294 38.0 9-10 1992 Q.7 V24
2295 38.1 11 1992 Q.11 V26
2346 39.0 3-4 1993 Q.7 V26
2347 39.1 5-6 1993 Q.5A  
2459 40 10-11 1993 Q.16 V34
2459 41.0 4-5 1994 Q.16 V56
2563 42 11-12 1994 Q.13 V45
2563 43.1 4-5 1995 Q.5 V41
2828 44.2bis 2 1996 Q.7 V76
2898 46.0 10-11 1996 Q.5 V42
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.5a V41
2959 48.0 10-11 1997 Q.10a V92
3052 49 4-5 1998 Q.13a   V106
3085 50.0 10-11 1998 Q.7a   V81
3171 51.0 3-4 1999 Q.5a  
3204 52.0 10-11 1999 Q.13a  
3296 53 4-5 2000 Q.8a  
3387 54.1 11-12 2000 Q.11a  
3507 55.1 4-5 2001 Q.11a  
3627 56.2 10-11 2001 Q.11a  
4411 63.4 5-6 2005 QA17_1  
4414 64.2 10-11 2005 QA19_1  
4506 65.2 3-5 2006 QA18_1  
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
2493 CEEB 1(4)   1990 Q.240   V299-V301
3978 CCEB 2001.1 10 2001 Q.11  
3979 CCEB 2002.2 9-10 2002 Q.11  
3983 CCEB 2003.2 5 2003 Q.7  
3986 CCEB 2003.4 10-11 2003 Q.8  

   

b) ... read about current politics in daily (news)papers?

  1. Everyday
  2. Several times a week
  3. Once or twice a week
  4. Less often
  5. Never
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
0626 ECS70 2-3 1970 Q.32 V93
0989 5 5-6 1976 Q.146 (2) V39
0990 6 10-11 1976 Q.214 (2) V120
1038 13 4 1980 Q.133 V29
1318 19 3-4 1983 Q.260 V179
1544 26 10-11 1986 Q.157 V48
1750 31 3-4 1989 Q.131 V18
2031 35.0 3 1991 Q.55 V175
2081 36 10-11 1991 Q.32 V93
2141 37.0 3-4 1992 Q.7 V25
2241 37.1 4-5 1992 Q.6 V24
2294 38.0 9-10 1992 Q.7 V25
2295 38.1 11 1992 Q.11 V27
2346 39.0 3-4 1993 Q.7 V27
2347 39.1 5-6 1993 Q.5B  
2459 40 10-11 1993 Q.16 V35
2459 41.0 4-5 1994 Q.16 V57
2563 42 11-12 1994 Q.13 V46
2563 43.1 4-5 1995 Q.5 V42
2828 44.2bis 2 1996 Q.7 V77
2898 46.0 10-11 1996 Q.5 V43
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.5b V42
2959 48.0 10-11 1997 Q.10b V93
3052 49 4-5 1998 Q.13b   V107
3085 50.0 10-11 1998 Q.7b   V82
3171 51.0 3-4 1999 Q.5b  
3204 52.0 10-11 1999 Q.13b  
3296 53 4-5 2000 Q.8b  
3387 54.1 11-12 2000 Q.11b  
3507 55.1 4-5 2001 Q.11b  
3627 56.2 10-11 2001 Q.11b  
4411 63.4 5-6 2005 QA17_2  
4414 64.2 10-11 2005 QA19_2  
4506 65.2 3-5 2006 QA18_2  
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
2493 CEEB 1(4)   1990 Q.240   V299-V301
3978 CCEB 2001.1 10 2001 Q.11  
3979 CCEB 2002.2 9-10 2002 Q.11  
3983 CCEB 2003.2 5 2003 Q.7  
3986 CCEB 2003.4 10-11 2003 Q.8  

 

c) ... listen to news broadcasts on the radio?

  1. Everyday
  2. Several times a week
  3. Once or twice a week
  4. Less often
  5. Never
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
0626 ECS70 2-3 1970 Q.33 V94
1038 13 4 1980 Q.134 V30
1318 19 3-4 1983 Q.261 V180
1544 26 10-11 1986 Q.158 V49
1750 31 3-4 1989 Q.132 V19
2031 35.0 3 1991 Q.55 V176
2081 36 10-11 1991 Q.32 V94
2141 37.0 3-4 1992 Q.7 V26
2241 37.1 4-5 1992 Q.6 V25
2294 38.0 9-10 1992 Q.7 V26
2295 38.1 11 1992 Q.11 V28
2346 39.0 3-4 1993 Q.7 V28
2347 39.1 5-6 1993 Q.5C  
2459 40 10-11 1993 Q.16 V36
2459 41.0 4-5 1994 Q.16 V58
2563 42 11-12 1994 Q.13 V47
2563 43.1 4-5 1995 Q.5 V43
2828 44.2bis 2 1996 Q.7 V78
2898 46.0 10-11 1996 Q.5 V44
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.5c V43
2959 48.0 10-11 1997 Q.10c V94
3052 49 4-5 1998 Q.13c   V108
3085 50.0 10-11 1998 Q.7c   V83
3171 51.0 3-4 1999 Q.5c  
3204 52.0 10-11 1999 Q.13c  
3296 53 4-5 2000 Q.8c  
3387 54.1 11-12 2000 Q.11c  
3507 55.1 4-5 2001 Q.11c  
3627 56.2 10-11 2001 Q.11c  
4411 63.4 5-6 2005 QA17_3  
4414 64.2 10-11 2005 QA19_3  
4506 65.2 3-5 2006 QA18_3  
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)

2493

CEEB 1(4)

 

1990

Q.240

  V299-V301

3978

CCEB 2001.1

10 2001

Q.11

 

3979

CCEB 2002.2

9-10 2002

Q.11

 

3983

CCEB 2003.2

5 2003

Q.7

 

3986

CCEB 2003.4

10-11 2003

Q.8

 

 

2) Media Use [EB 74.2 ff.]

Could you tell me to what extent (every day / two or three times a week / about once a week / two or three times a month / less often, never) you…? 

  • Watch television [on a TV set / via the Internet]
  • Listen to the radio
  • Read the written press
  • Use the internet
  • Use online social networks
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
5449 74.2 11-12 2010 QD3  
5567 76.3 11 2011 QD3  
5685 78.1 11 2012 QE3  
5876 80.1 11 2013 QE3  
5932 82.3 11 2014 QE3  
6643 84.3 11 2015 QE3  
6788 86.2 11 2016 QE3  
6928 88.3 11 2017 QE3  
7489 90.3 11 2018 QE3  
7601 92.3 11-12 2019 QD3  

 

3) Interest in specific news topics:

In general, do you pay attention to news about each of the following?

  • Politics
  • Social issues such as education, health care, poverty
  • The European Union
  • The economy
  • Sport
  • The environment
  • Foreign policy / international affairs
  • Culture
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
3204 52.0 10-11 1999 Q.16  
3507 55.1 4-5 2001 Q.12  

 

4) Country specific media products (3):

Eurobarometer 44

For each of the following sources of information, please tell me if, nowadays, you use it regularly (every time or nearly every time it appears, occasionally (about half of the time it appears), rarely (less often), or never?

Eurobarometer 52 ff.

Which of the following television channels (daily newspapers; newspapers; magazines; radio stations) do you watch (read; read; read; listen) regularly?"

Eurobarometer 64 ff. (demographic question)

Can you tell me the TV channels (radio stations; daily newspaper), if any, that you regularly watch (listen;  read), meaning at least five (five; three) times a week?

  • television programs (news, political magazines) (EB 52 ff.: TV channels)
  • newspapers (EB 52 ff.: daily newspapers)
  • political magazines (only EB 44)
  • political radio programs (EB 56 ff.: radio stations)
  • websites (EB 68)
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
2689 44.0 10-11 1995 Q.4 V36-V59
2690 44.1 11-12 1995 Q.3 V41-V64
2828 44.2bis 2 1996 Q.4  
3204 52.0 10-11 1999 Q.14 / Q.15 (5)  
3635 56.0 1-2 2002 Q.2a-e  
4414 64.2 10-11 2005 D.49  
4506 65.2 3-5 2006 D.49a-c  
4565 68.1 9-11 2007 D.49a-d  

(1) Please note that the variable names refer to the final ICPSR/ZA codebook editions, if available. 

(2) Different question: "Do you read a daily newspaper every day, several times a week, from time to time or never?"

(3) Country specific television programs (news, political magazines), newspapers, political magazines, political radio programs are mentioned explicitly.

(4) Only asked in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland (modified question wording)

(5) Only asked for "television channels" and "newspapers".