Legidoscope: Trend Surveys of French Public Opinion and Media Usage, September 1992-May 1993 (ICPSR 6826)

Published: Jan 22, 1997

Principal Investigator(s):
Philippe Chrique


Version V1

This data collection focuses on the relationship between media usage (particularly viewership of the national nightly news programs) and public opinion on issues of national importance. The collection is based on 30 national opinion surveys aggregated into one data file (the individual surveys may be analyzed separately using a data range or wave number of 1-30). Respondents were polled between September 1992 and May 1993, a time of great interest in French public opinion and political behavior, with the referendum on the Maastricht Treaty in September 1992 and a national parliamentary election in March 1993. Areas of investigation include media attention and usage, voting behavior, satisfaction with the government's performance, and perceptions of the most pressing national issues (e.g., the top problems facing France at the time of the telephone interview, the causes of these problems, and responsibility for solving the problems). Demographic variables include age, gender, profession, and education.

Chrique, Philippe. Legidoscope: Trend Surveys of French Public Opinion and Media Usage, September 1992-May 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-01-22. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06826.v1

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1992-09 -- 1993-05

1992-09 -- 1993-05

The Legidoscope's sampling frame is based on the adult population of metropolitan France (excluding overseas territories and departments) aged 18 and over. The samples are designed to be representative of the population by region and urbanization and by the respondent's gender and age. The sampling frame is based on the 1990 French Census as collected and presented by INSEE, France's national statistical office.

Adult population of metropolitan France.

telephone interviews

survey data




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