Politics and Democracy in the Federal Republic of Germany (Students, January 1968)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaase, Max (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Government, Political System
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Attitude of students to democracy and university. Topics: satisfaction with studies; degree sought; influences on the choice of studies; occupational goal; contact to professors and lecturers; voting participation in general elections and in elections to the student parliament; membership in university groups, associations or a party; attitude to university reform; elite consciousness; image of society; rank order of perceived political problems; economic stability; interest in politics; political socialization; political education in school; participation in demonstrations and political events; knowledge about student leaders and initiators of demonstrations; judgement on the causes for student protests; attitude to the grand coalition, to the emergency laws, to the government´s policies on the East and on Vietnam, to the Oder-Neisse Line, to recognition of the GDR and to the EEC; democratic fundamental philosophy; attitude to sexuality, to abortion and to the death sentence; assumed attitude of father to National Socialism; interest of parents in politics; membership of father in associations and organizations; party preference of father; financial circumstances of parents; religiousness of parents and spouse; occupation of grandfather; self-assessment of social class; use of media; party preference; social ties; leisure time; occupational goal. Scales: fascism, dogmatism, materialism, national socialism, democratic attitude. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; family composition; number of children; age und number of siblings; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; household income; housing situation; social origins; city size; place of birth; refugee status; military service.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-01 / 1968-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Students at German universities.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample as well as multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3027
On the same subject see also ZA Study Nos. 0521 to 0523. This study represents the first wave of a panel survey. The data of the second wave are archived under ZA Study No. 0523.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0326 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf; Kaase, Max: Die unruhige Generation: Eine Untersuchung zu Politik und Demokratie in der Bundesrepublik. Mannheim: Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft der Universität Mannheim 1968
  • Kaase, Max: Demokratische Einstellungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. In: Wildenmann, Rudolf (Hrsg.): Sozialwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch für Politik, Bd. 2 München: Olzog 1971, S. 119 - 326

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21