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Attitudes Towards American Foreign Policy: West Germany (German Embassy Study)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Publication Date
  • Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude of Americans to West Germany and economic questions. Topics: Assessment of personal economic situation in comparison over time; judgement on the regional, national and international economic situation; assessment of the world political situation; trust in economic development; price development; recession; development of unemployment; judgement on social security and provision for one´s old age; attitude to the FRG and Germans; judgement on the reliability of the Germans in the western alliance; attitude to the division of Germany and the Berlin problem; attitude to purchase of products from Germany, France and Japan; party preference; actual and desired number of children. Demography: age; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; head of household; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: race of respondent; housing situation and neighborhood.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-05 / 1962-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1299
    Number of Variables: 137
Data provider: ICPSR, Study 7230.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0207 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1966): Attitudes Towards American Foreign Policy: West Germany (German Embassy Study). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.