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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
0626ECS702-31970Q.31V92
10381341980Q.132V28
1318193-41983Q.259V178
15442610-111986Q.156V47
1750313-41989Q.130V17
203135.031991Q.55V174
20813610-111991Q.32V92
214137.03-41992Q.7V24
224137.14-51992Q.6V23
229438.09-101992Q.7V24
229538.1111992Q.11V26
234639.03-41993Q.7V26
234739.15-61993Q.5A 
24594010-111993Q.16V34
245941.04-51994Q.16V56
25634211-121994Q.13V45
256343.14-51995Q.5V41
282844.2bis21996Q.7V76
289846.010-111996Q.5V42
293647.13-41997Q.5aV41
295948.010-111997Q.10aV92
3052494-51998Q.13a  V106
308550.010-111998Q.7a  V81
317151.03-41999Q.5a 
320452.010-111999Q.13a 
3296534-52000Q.8a 
338754.111-122000Q.11a 
350755.14-52001Q.11a 
362756.210-112001Q.11a 
441163.45-62005QA17_1 
441464.210-112005QA19_1 
450665.23-52006QA18_1 
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
2493CEEB 1(4) 1990Q.240  V299-V301
3978CCEB 2001.1102001Q.11 
3979CCEB 2002.29-102002Q.11 
3983CCEB 2003.252003Q.7 
3986CCEB 2003.410-112003Q.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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
0626ECS702-31970Q.32V93
098955-61976Q.146 (2)V39
0990610-111976Q.214 (2)V120
10381341980Q.133V29
1318193-41983Q.260V179
15442610-111986Q.157V48
1750313-41989Q.131V18
203135.031991Q.55V175
20813610-111991Q.32V93
214137.03-41992Q.7V25
224137.14-51992Q.6V24
229438.09-101992Q.7V25
229538.1111992Q.11V27
234639.03-41993Q.7V27
234739.15-61993Q.5B 
24594010-111993Q.16V35
245941.04-51994Q.16V57
25634211-121994Q.13V46
256343.14-51995Q.5V42
282844.2bis21996Q.7V77
289846.010-111996Q.5V43
293647.13-41997Q.5bV42
295948.010-111997Q.10bV93
3052494-51998Q.13b  V107
308550.010-111998Q.7b  V82
317151.03-41999Q.5b 
320452.010-111999Q.13b 
3296534-52000Q.8b 
338754.111-122000Q.11b 
350755.14-52001Q.11b 
362756.210-112001Q.11b 
441163.45-62005QA17_2 
441464.210-112005QA19_2 
450665.23-52006QA18_2 
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
2493CEEB 1(4) 1990Q.240  V299-V301
3978CCEB 2001.1102001Q.11 
3979CCEB 2002.29-102002Q.11 
3983CCEB 2003.252003Q.7 
3986CCEB 2003.410-112003Q.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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
0626ECS702-31970Q.33V94
10381341980Q.134V30
1318193-41983Q.261V180
15442610-111986Q.158V49
1750313-41989Q.132V19
203135.031991Q.55V176
20813610-111991Q.32V94
214137.03-41992Q.7V26
224137.14-51992Q.6V25
229438.09-101992Q.7V26
229538.1111992Q.11V28
234639.03-41993Q.7V28
234739.15-61993Q.5C 
24594010-111993Q.16V36
245941.04-51994Q.16V58
25634211-121994Q.13V47
256343.14-51995Q.5V43
282844.2bis21996Q.7V78
289846.010-111996Q.5V44
293647.13-41997Q.5cV43
295948.010-111997Q.10cV94
3052494-51998Q.13c  V108
308550.010-111998Q.7c  V83
317151.03-41999Q.5c 
320452.010-111999Q.13c 
3296534-52000Q.8c 
338754.111-122000Q.11c 
350755.14-52001Q.11c 
362756.210-112001Q.11c 
441163.45-62005QA17_3 
441464.210-112005QA19_3 
450665.23-52006QA18_3 
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)

2493

CEEB 1(4)

 

1990

Q.240

  V299-V301

3978

CCEB 2001.1

102001

Q.11

 

3979

CCEB 2002.2

9-102002

Q.11

 

3983

CCEB 2003.2

52003

Q.7

 

3986

CCEB 2003.4

10-112003

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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
544974.211-122010QD3 
556776.3112011QD3 
568578.1112012QE3 
587680.1112013QE3 
593282.3112014QE3 
664384.3112015QE3 
678886.2112016QE3 
692888.3112017QE3 
748990.3112018QE3 
760192.311-122019QD3 

 

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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
320452.010-111999Q.16 
350755.14-52001Q.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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
268944.010-111995Q.4V36-V59
269044.111-121995Q.3V41-V64
282844.2bis21996Q.4 
320452.010-111999Q.14 / Q.15 (5) 
363556.01-22002Q.2a-e 
441464.210-112005D.49 
450665.23-52006D.49a-c 
456568.19-112007D.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".