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Political Attitudes (January 1955)

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:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Attitude to questions of domestic, defense and foreign policy. Topics: Comparison of personal economic situation with that of 1939; judgement on the efforts of France for German-French cooperation; attitude to a participation of the FRG in the defense of Europe, a strong national party and a leadership role of the FRG in Europe; attitude to divorce and divorce law supported: principle of irreconcilable differences or principle of guilt; attitude to rearmament and a professional army or volunteer army; attitude to the anti-rearmament demonstrations; military preparedness; personal qualification for military service (among men); membership in clubs, organizations, trade unions or a party; party preference; self-assessment of social class; religiousness. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; income; household income; head of household; state; regional origins; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size. Also encoded were: number of contact attempts; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without Saarland and without 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: 1867
    Number of Variables: 66
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0447 (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

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): Politische Einstellungen (Januar 1955). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.