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International Relations (October 1954, 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 as well as judgement on various countries, their policies and politicians. The USA image of the Germans. Topics: Attitude to the results of the London Nine-Power Conference, participation of the FRG in the defense of Western Europe, unification of Europe and solving the Saar question; perceived possibilities of reunification of Germany and an increase in the sovereignty of the FRG; judgement on the readiness of the Soviet Union for negotiation, the Soviet disarmament proposals and the danger of war; east or west orientation of the FRG in case of a war; judgement on the efforts of the superpowers to secure peace; judgement on Adenauer, Mendes-France, Eden, Molotov, Dulles, as well as attitude to England, France, Italy, Russia and America; attitude to the admission of China into the UN; views about the influence of the USA in the FRG and about American efforts to contain communism in the Far East; attitude to peaceful use of atomic energy; party preference; membership in a trade union; city size. Demography: age (classified); sex; school education; occupation; income; state. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1954-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without Saarland
Sampled Universe
Age: 21 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: 836
The study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 2069.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0430 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J. (Hrsg.): Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluations. New York: Praeger 1968.
  • Allerbeck, Klaus R.: Demokratisierung und sozialer Wandel in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Sekund√§ranalyse von Umfragedaten 1953-1974. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1976.

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

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): Internationale Beziehungen (Oktober 1954, Deutschland). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.