Political Questions (September 1954)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and views about a European defense community. Topics: Most important tasks of the Federal Government; comparison of the success of the communist powers and the western powers; desired political orientation of the FRG; participation of the FRG in the defense of Western Europe in the framework an EVG (European Defense Community); expected influence of the negative stand of France and the unsuccessful EVG plans on the position of the western powers regarding the communist powers and reunification of Germany; satisfaction with Federal Chancellor Adenauer; attitude to England, France, Russia and America; personal trips to the USA; knowledge of persons working for an American employer; honorary activities and participation in meetings; membership in a club, trade union or party; party preference. Demography: age (classified); marital status; school education; occupation; income; head of household; state. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1954-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG (without Saarland) and West Berlin
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: 753
    Number of Variables: 101
In the above-mentioned number of cases are also 149 Berlin respondents. The over-proportional consideration of the Berliners can be understood as a separate sample.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0445 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 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: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21