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Political Attitudes (August 1956)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to armament of the FRG and reunification as well as evaluation of government and parties. Topics: Satisfaction with the government of Adenauer and general reputation of the federal chancellor as well as his significance for the CDU; attitude to a professional army and the length of compulsory military service; judgement on the personnel strength of the Federal German Armed Forces and the attitude of NATO alliance partners to the FRG; attitude to reunification (scale); personal willingness to make sacrifices and political willingness to make concessions on the reunification question; party preference (Sunday question); membership in clubs, organizations and trade unions as well as offices taken on; political interest; self-assessment of social class. Among men: participation in the two world wars as soldier. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; household income; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size. Also encoded were age of interviewer and sex of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1956-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin, without Saarland
Sampled Universe
no specific information
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1784
    Number of Variables: 74
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0440 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): Politische Einstellungen (August 1956). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.