1. Section A (Media Use)

This study proposes to examine the mass media use behavior and public opinion formation on GST. We will be grateful if you could spend some time in filling out this questionnaire, which should not take more than 10 minutes. There is no right or wrong answer, and your responses are for the purpose of PhD research only, and will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.

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* 1. How often do you watch news or informational programs on Malaysian TV?

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* 2. Roughly how much time do you spend on news or informational programs on Malaysian TV each time you use them? (please state in minutes)

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* 3. How often do you read any of the Malaysian newspapers?

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* 4. Roughly how much time do you spend reading Malaysian newspapers each time you read them? (please state in minutes)

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* 5. Please name the newspaper you usually read

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* 6. How often do you use non-mainstream online media (such as: Malaysia Kini, Malaysia Insider, Malaysia Today, Chedet.cc, Forums, etc.)?

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* 7. How often do you use social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for getting news or informational programs on issues like GST?

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* 8. How important is to you personally, to use the following services for getting news or political discussion?

 

Very unimportant

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Very important

10

Facebook
Twitter
non-mainstream Online media (Malaysia Kini, Malaysia Insider, etc.)
Forums

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* 9. These days the GST program is in the news. How interested are you, if at all, in this topic?

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* 10. While watching TV, reading newspaper or surfing Internet, if you come across the news about GST, how much attention do you pay to the news?

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* 11. Overall, how KNOWLEDGEABLE would you say you are about the debate surrounding the GST? Would you say you are ...

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* 12. How much information, if any, have you gotten about the GST debate from the following sources?

 

No information

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

A lot information

10

Mainstream media (Local TV, radio & newspaper)
Online non-mainstream media (Malaysia Kini, Malaysia insider, etc.)
Printed non-mainstream media (Harakah, Keadilan, etc.)
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter & Youtube)
Interpersonal Communication (Friends & Family)
Sources other than the above
 
20% of survey complete.

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