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International Relations (August 1955, 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 above all the policies of the superpowers. Topics: Judgement on one´s own economic situation; knowledge of space flight projects and attitude to them; attitude to atomic energy, selected countries and politicians in east and west; characterization of the USA and the Soviet Union; assessment of the danger of war and the efforts of the superpowers to prevent a world war; desired political orientation of the FRG; attitude to NATO, a disarmament treaty and admission of China into the UN; evaluation of freedom of movement in the countries of Eastern Europe and the seriousness of the American and Soviet efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons; assessment of the danger of a war between the USA and China and between China and Formosa; party preference; membership in a trade union. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; school education; occupation; household income; head of household; state. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without Saarland and 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: 864
The study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 1970.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0433 (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: Sekundäranalyse 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 (August 1955, Deutschland). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.