Results from the Media questionnaire

Teenagers and media in Europe

Objective
The purpose of our project was to know the habits of European teenagers dealing with mass media: TV, radio, Internet and newspaper. Some of our hypotheses were: Do European teenagers still listen to the radio? How much time do they spend surfing on the Internet? Do they buy newspapers?
The people who will answer the questions are boys and girls between 15 and 18 years old from France, Sweden, Germany and Spain.
Method
In order to get the information we needed we decided to create a survey. During our first meeting in France, we did a workshop to create it. All the students taking part in it agreed that the questions should deal with TV, radio, Internet and press. Once we decided it, each group of students wrote the questions for each topic. As a result we had the questionnaire below with several questions on each subject.
Internet – Computer

1. How many hours do you spend on the Internet?
– 1 hour
– 2 hours
– More
2. Do you use any kind of social networks (Facebook, Twitter…)?
– Yes
– No

3. Where do you use the Internet?
– at school
– at home
– all the time

4. Which browser do you use?
– Safari
– Google Chrome
– Others

5. What do you use the Internet for?
– watching movies
– chatting
– listening to music
– looking for information

6. Which kind of computer do you use?
– Apple
– Samsung
– HP
– Others

7. How do you use Internet?
– with a computer
– with a phone
– others
8. Do you think that you are an Internet or computer addicted?
– Yes
– No

9. Why do you use social networks?
– to see what your friends do
– to find new friends
– others
10. Do you shop online?
– Yes
– No

TV

1. What kind of program do you watch?
– Reality shows
– News
– Movies
-Soap operas
– Sports
– Others

2. How many hours a day do watch TV?
– 1 hour
– 2 hours
– more

3. When do you watch TV?
– in the morning
– in the afternoon
– in the evening
– others

4. Do you eat when you watch TV?
– Yes
– No

5. Who do you watch TV with?
– alone
– with friends
– with family

6. Do you prefer TV or radio?
– TV
– Radio

7. Do you watch TV in English?
– Yes
– No

8. Do you prefer going to the cinema or staying at home to watch a movie?
– Cinema
– Home
9. Do you like 3D TV/ Movies?
– Yes
– No

10. Do you watch programs in replay?
– sometimes
– never
– always
Radio

1. Do you like listening to the radio?
– Yes
– No

2. What kind of radio do you prefer?
– Music Radio
– Information Radio

3. Do you prefer watching the news on TV or listening to them on the Radio?
– Radio
– TV

4. Do you listen to the Radio?
– Yes
– No

5. Where do you listen to the Radio?
– in the car
– at home
– on my phone

6. When do you listen to the Radio?
– all day
– in the morning
– in the evening

Newspaper

1. Do you read newspapers?
– Yes
– No
2. Do you like reading newspapers?
– Yes
– No
3. Which section do you like reading in the newspaper?
– sport
– culture
– news
– environment
-television
– life and style
– others
4. Does someone in your family buy newspapers?
– my parents
– my grandparents
– my siblings
– no one

5. When do you read newspaper?
– everyday
– never
– at the weekend

After finishing the questionnaire, we sent it to all the countries taking part in the Comenius. During our third meeting in Spain we analyse the data and we made a poster.
Results
After some research we think that the general situation in Europe is the same everywhere, just a few teenagers are different, but in general, the answers are really similar in the four countries.
We would like to start talking about the Internet; in general, all the Europeans or at least German, French, Swedish and Spanish people use the Internet more than two hours a day, including of course the use of mobile phone. We like to use the Internet to chat, social media and music. The percentage of teenagers that use social networks it is almost a 95% which is really impressive. Our favourite browser is Google Chrome, and a lot of us think that we are Internet addicts. Finally, most of people said they shop on line regularly.
We can affirm that the Internet is the most common way to communicate among young European teenagers, because it allows you to communicate, to look for information and to be always in touch with your friends. The only point we must seriously take into account is that most teenagers think they are Internet addicts.
If we talk about TV, we like watching all kind of things like films, sports, soap operas and so on but we don’t really watch it as much as we use the Internet. We watch TV an average of 2 hours, except Sweden (1 hour). We watch it with our family, in the evening and we usually eat while watching TV. Moreover we prefer TV above radio. We watch quite a lot the TV in English except in France. Finally, Spanish and French people prefer going to the cinema instead of watching films at home. For Swedish and German is the opposite.
Although we prefer TV than radio, we like listening to the radio mainly to listen to music, so we can claim that we like radio for the music. We often listen to it in the car and in the morning or the evening, but we don’t spend all day listening to the radio.
After the radio we would like to talk about the oldest media diffuser, the newspaper. Unfortunately the teenagers don’t use to read newspapers but if they read them, the majority reads news or in the case of Spain, sports. In their family, the parents use to buy it every weekend.
After finishing this text we would like to thank all the people that have asked this questionnaire.