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Atomic Weapons (form B)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Attitude to atomic weapons and assessment of disarmament chances. Topics: Atomic weapons for the Federal German Armed Forces; attitude to storing American atomic weapons in the FRG; issue competence of the CDU and SPD in questions of the retirement program, the Atom problem, the strike problems, the stability of monetary value and reunification; sympathy scale for Gerstenmaier, Ollenhauer, Strauss, Carlo Schmid, Brentano and Adenauer; intent to participate in a planned plebiscite about equipping the Federal German Armed Forces with atomic weapons; knowledge about the Federal Parliament debate about atomic weapons for the Federal German Armed Forces; religiousness; local residency; type of residence heating and warm water supply; type of residential building. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupation; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; party preference; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; day of interview; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin, without Saarland
Sampled Universe
Age: 16 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: 965
    Number of Variables: 55
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey. The second part of the split questionnaire is ZA Study No. 0436. No identical question formulations were used.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0437 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): Atomare Rüstung (Form B). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.