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International Relations (May 1965, Germany)

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

    Attitude to problems of international policy and the USA-image of the Germans. Topics: Satisfaction with standard of living; contentment with life; attitude to France, USA, Soviet Union, China, Italy and Great Britain; judgement on foreign policy; assessment of the desire for peace and the military strength of the two superpowers; judgement on the US-American and Soviet relation in international matters; trust in the political capabilities of the USA; assessment of the capability of the Soviet Union and America in the areas of economy, culture, science, space research, education and nuclear weapons; judgement on the importance of landing on the moon; attitude to a united Europe; judgement on world population growth and the population development in the FRG; attitude to a birth control program in the FRG and in developing countries; current politician idols in Europe and the rest of the world; trust in the alliance partners; attitude to disarmament, the NATO, nuclear weapons tests, the UN, the admission of China into the United Nations and the Vietnam war; assessment of the race problems in the USA; attitude to American private investments in the FRG; naming groups and organizations in the FRG that are too influential; membership in a trade union; party preference; religiousness. Demography: age (classified); sex; occupation; state. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; difficulties in answering questions; length of interview; presence of another person; number of contact attempts; social class of respondent; city size; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-05 / 1965-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 21-79.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1199
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey. Other parts of the survey (on another topic and including Berlin respondents) can be found under ZA Study No. 0460. The study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 2074.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0429 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1969): Internationale Beziehungen (Mai 1965, Deutschland). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.