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Political Questions (May 1956)

Resource Type
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • Abstract

    Party and election preference as well as political attitude. Topics: Most important problems of the FRG; preferred federal chancellor; unfavorable consequences for the FRG in case of non-election of Adenauer; attitude to rearmament; preference for volunteer army or general compulsory military service; significance of the ´minimum lending rate´; judgement on the content of radio magazines; going to the movies; attending a fashion show; use of custom clothing or ready-made clothing; naming particularly expensive food and perceived price increase; vacation trip in the past year; type of residence as well as equipped with bath and heating; local residency; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; refugee; housing situation; employment; religious denomination; school education; head of household; possession of durable economic goods; income (classified); size of household; state; occupation; possession of assets. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; use of original address or replacement address; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1956-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 16-79
Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1971
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey. Regarding the price development with food a supplementary survey of the respective head of household was conducted.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0026 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 54 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

DIVO, Frankfurt (1956): Politische Fragen (Mai 1956). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.