Language(s) for media use

Full indicator name: language(s) in which people use media


The LRCS survey concerns people aged 15 and over who can answer in one of Switzerland’s three official languages.

The languages regularly used are defined as all languages (main or known) that are used in at least one of the following contexts:

- with partner or children living in the household (on a daily (or almost) basis)
- with family outside of household and friends at least once a week
- to watch television, listen to radio, surf on the internet at least once a week
- to read at least once a week
- at work (to speak, write or read) at least once a week

The local language is the official language of the commune of residence.

The indicator is based on the following LRCS questions:

• “In which languages do you listen to the radio, watch films or programmes on television or internet?   You can indicate several languages. »
• “How often do you listen to the radio or watch programmes or films on television or the internet in X language?

Possible answers are: “every day or almost”, “at least once a week”, “at least once a month”, “at least once a year”, “less than once a year”, “never”.

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