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Ideas About Foreign Countries (Germany)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • UNESCO-Institut für Sozialwissenschaft, Köln
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
  • Abstract

    National stereotypes. Topics: Stereotype concepts of Italians, Belgians, Dutch, French and Germans; attitudes to unification of Western Europe and preference of military, political or economic cooperation; language proficiency; contacts with foreigners; stays abroad before or after the war; political activities; memberships; participation in the Second World War as a soldier; religiousness. Indices: bilateral and international contacts. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; head of household; housing situation; city size; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1956-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin, without Saarland
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2038
The study is part of an international comparative investigation (ZA Study Nos. 0188 to 0191).
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0188 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Reigrotzki, Erich; Anderson, Nels; UNESCO Institute for Social Sciences: Berichte über "Common Ideas About Foreign Countries". Köln: hekt. 1956/57
  • UNESCO Institute for Social Sciences Cologne: Quantitative Data on Common Ideas About Foreign Peoples: Documentary Working Paper. Köln: hekt. 1958

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

UNESCO-Institut für Sozialwissenschaft, Köln (1956): Ideas About Foreign Countries (Germany). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.