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Politicians and Currency

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schmölders, Günter (Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Economic policy
  • Abstract

    Attitude of politicians to questions of currency in general and their insight into the connections between currency and financial policy. Topics: Judgement on reporting in newspapers about economic and parliamentary events; newspapers and authors of economics and finance read; significance of finance and psychology for political practice; expected influence of the economic situation on citizen behavior at the polls; assessment of current economic situation; judgement on government defense policy and support policy; perception of poverty in the FRG; assessment of the effectiveness of appeals on economic subjecte; attitude to government activities to control the economic situation; most effective means of controlling the economic situation; trust in the ability of the government to introduce measures to control the economy; judgement on increasing government expenditures; practicality of government ´Milliarden-Thesaurierung (Juliusturm)´ and assessment of the effects on the national economy connected with this; perceived reasons for inflation in some European countries; judgement on the education system and attitude to a 10th school year. Also encoded were: election of the representative through a state list or directly; type and party proportions of constituency; length of belonging to Federal Parliament; party affiliation; identification of interviewer. Demography: refugee; religious denomination; sex; age (classified); school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; professional career; marital status.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Members of the German Federal Parliament as well as census of the members of the Finance Committee in the Federal Parliament
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 92
    Number of Variables: 63
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0016 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schmölders, Günter: Die Politiker und die Währung: Bericht über eine demoskopische Untersuchung der Meinungsbildung in Finanz- und Währungsfragen im 3. Deutschen Bundestag. Frankfurt: Knapp 1959 (Schriftenreihe zur Geld- und Finanzpolitik; Bd. 6)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 72 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Schmölders, Günter (1958): Politiker und Währung. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.