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International Relations (May 1957, Great Britain)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London
Publication Date
  • Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Assessment of international relations of the country and judgement on American policies. Topics: Views on various countries: Germany, France, Red-China, Israel, Egypt, USSR and USA; assessment of the foreign policy of America and the USSR; views about political personalities: Nasser, Macmillan, Eisenhower, Bulganin and Gomulka; preference of respondent on East-West orientation of the country; attitude to atomic energy; danger of a world war as well as seriousness of the efforts of America and the USSR to prevent one; attitude to unification of Western Europe; expectations of a common European market; judgement on the chances of realizing a Common Market; attitude to the Euratom-Plan; attitude to the new defense plan of England; trust in NATO; judgement on the strength of NATO; assessment of the conflict of Israel with its Arab neighbors; attitude to American Middle East Policy; interest of respondent in areas of American life: e.g. education, economy, politics, culture and the race problem; assumed change of American influence on Europe through unification of Europe; evaluation of American influence on Europe; assumed agreement of American interests with those of one´s own country; assumed dependence on the USA; judgement on American policies; party preference. Demography: sex; age (classified); school education; occupation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1957-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Age: 21 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1231
The study is part of an international comparative investigation (see ZA Study Nos. 0070 to 0072 and 1973). A split questionnaire was used.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0069 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J.: Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluations. New York: Frederick A. Praeger 1968 (Praeger Special Studies in International Politics and Public Affairs)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

USIA, Washington; Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London (1964): International Relations (May 1957, Great Britain). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.