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Political Attitudes (March 1956, II)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
1970
Contributor
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Knowledge about political conditions in the USA in comparison to knowledge about West German conditions. Topics: Most important problems of the FRG; judgement on the opportunities of political influence, freedom of the press, freedom in general and political interest among the Americans in comparison to the Germans; attitude to democracy and comparative judgement on western democracies; assessment of the effects of race problems in the USA on the image of America; knowledge about democratic organs, politicians, parties, elections, eligibility to vote, election systems and school system in the USA and the FRG; things perceived in common between Americans and Germans; judgement on American policies regarding the FRG; assumed attitude of the USA to Western European unification and rearmament; estimate of American and German proportion of population with college education; attitude to education; outstanding cultural achievement of America; image of Americans (scale); preferred sources of information about the USA; participation in political and economic meetings; membership in clubs, trade unions or a party; party preference; local residency. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; self-assessment of social class; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: number of contact attempts; social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate. Additionally encoded was: identification of interviewer; sex of interviewer and age of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1956-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
no specific information
Sampling
Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1516
Note
The current data set consists of a representative survey in the FRG and a representative survey in Berlin. Through this the Berlin population in the entire data set is overrepresented.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0451 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 83 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): Politische Einstellungen (März 1956, II). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0451