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)
0626ECS70 2-3 1970 Q.31 V92
103813 4 1980 Q.132 V28
131819 3-4 1983 Q.259 V178
154426 10-11 1986 Q.156 V47
175031 3-4 1989 Q.130 V17
203135.0 3 1991 Q.55 V174
208136 10-11 1991 Q.32 V92
214137.0 3-4 1992 Q.7 V24
224137.1 4-5 1992 Q.6 V23
229438.0 9-10 1992 Q.7 V24
229538.1 11 1992 Q.11 V26
234639.0 3-4 1993 Q.7 V26
234739.1 5-6 1993 Q.5A  
245940 10-11 1993 Q.16 V34
245941.0 4-5 1994 Q.16 V56
256342 11-12 1994 Q.13 V45
256343.1 4-5 1995 Q.5 V41
282844.2bis 2 1996 Q.7 V76
289846.0 10-11 1996 Q.5 V42
293647.1 3-4 1997 Q.5a V41
295948.0 10-11 1997 Q.10a V92
305249 4-5 1998 Q.13a   V106
308550.0 10-11 1998 Q.7a   V81
317151.0 3-4 1999 Q.5a  
320452.0 10-11 1999 Q.13a  
329653 4-5 2000 Q.8a  
338754.1 11-12 2000 Q.11a  
350755.1 4-5 2001 Q.11a  
362756.2 10-11 2001 Q.11a  
441163.4 5-6 2005 QA17_1 
441464.2 10-11 2005 QA19_1 
450665.2 3-5 2006 QA18_1 
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
2493CEEB 1(4)   1990 Q.240   V299-V301
3978CCEB 2001.1 10 2001 Q.11 
3979CCEB 2002.2 9-10 2002 Q.11 
3983CCEB 2003.2 5 2003 Q.7 
3986CCEB 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)
0626ECS70 2-3 1970 Q.32 V93
09895 5-6 1976 Q.146 (2) V39
09906 10-11 1976 Q.214 (2) V120
103813 4 1980 Q.133 V29
131819 3-4 1983 Q.260 V179
154426 10-11 1986 Q.157 V48
175031 3-4 1989 Q.131 V18
203135.0 3 1991 Q.55 V175
208136 10-11 1991 Q.32 V93
214137.0 3-4 1992 Q.7 V25
224137.1 4-5 1992 Q.6 V24
229438.0 9-10 1992 Q.7 V25
229538.1 11 1992 Q.11 V27
234639.0 3-4 1993 Q.7 V27
234739.1 5-6 1993 Q.5B  
245940 10-11 1993 Q.16 V35
245941.0 4-5 1994 Q.16 V57
256342 11-12 1994 Q.13 V46
256343.1 4-5 1995 Q.5 V42
282844.2bis 2 1996 Q.7 V77
289846.0 10-11 1996 Q.5 V43
293647.1 3-4 1997 Q.5b V42
295948.0 10-11 1997 Q.10b V93
305249 4-5 1998 Q.13b   V107
308550.0 10-11 1998 Q.7b   V82
317151.0 3-4 1999 Q.5b  
320452.0 10-11 1999 Q.13b  
329653 4-5 2000 Q.8b  
338754.1 11-12 2000 Q.11b  
350755.1 4-5 2001 Q.11b  
362756.2 10-11 2001 Q.11b  
441163.4 5-6 2005 QA17_2 
441464.2 10-11 2005 QA19_2 
450665.2 3-5 2006 QA18_2 
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
2493CEEB 1(4)   1990 Q.240   V299-V301
3978CCEB 2001.1 10 2001 Q.11 
3979CCEB 2002.2 9-10 2002 Q.11 
3983CCEB 2003.2 5 2003 Q.7 
3986CCEB 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)
0626ECS70 2-3 1970 Q.33 V94
103813 4 1980 Q.134 V30
131819 3-4 1983 Q.261 V180
154426 10-11 1986 Q.158 V49
175031 3-4 1989 Q.132 V19
203135.0 3 1991 Q.55 V176
208136 10-11 1991 Q.32 V94
214137.0 3-4 1992 Q.7 V26
224137.1 4-5 1992 Q.6 V25
229438.0 9-10 1992 Q.7 V26
229538.1 11 1992 Q.11 V28
234639.0 3-4 1993 Q.7 V28
234739.1 5-6 1993 Q.5C  
245940 10-11 1993 Q.16 V36
245941.0 4-5 1994 Q.16 V58
256342 11-12 1994 Q.13 V47
256343.1 4-5 1995 Q.5 V43
282844.2bis 2 1996 Q.7 V78
289846.0 10-11 1996 Q.5 V44
293647.1 3-4 1997 Q.5c V43
295948.0 10-11 1997 Q.10c V94
305249 4-5 1998 Q.13c   V108
308550.0 10-11 1998 Q.7c   V83
317151.0 3-4 1999 Q.5c  
320452.0 10-11 1999 Q.13c  
329653 4-5 2000 Q.8c  
338754.1 11-12 2000 Q.11c  
350755.1 4-5 2001 Q.11c  
362756.2 10-11 2001 Q.11c  
441163.4 5-6 2005 QA17_3 
441464.2 10-11 2005 QA19_3 
450665.2 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)
544974.2 11-12 2010 QD3  
556776.3112011QD3
568578.1112012QE3
587680.1112013QE3
593282.3112014QE3
664384.3112015QE3
678886.2112016QE3
692888.3112017QE3

 

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)
320452.0 10-11 1999 Q.16  
350755.1 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)
268944.0 10-11 1995 Q.4 V36-V59
269044.1 11-12 1995 Q.3 V41-V64
282844.2bis 2 1996 Q.4  
320452.0 10-11 1999 Q.14 / Q.15 (5) 
363556.0 1-2 2002 Q.2a-e  
441464.2 10-11 2005 D.49  
450665.2 3-5 2006 D.49a-c  
456568.1 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".