Political Attitudes (Duesseldorf/Oldenburg, September 1957)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Attitude to selected countries as well as judgement on American conditions and the politicians of the superpowers. Topics: Attitude to England, France, America, Russia and to unification of Europe; attitude to peaceful use of atomic energy; satisfaction with American policies regarding the FRG; desired political orientation of the FRG; knowledge about American conditions in the areas social security, nationalized branches of industry, trade unions, school system and geographic facts; judgement on the actual interest of the superpowers in disarmament; assessment of the superiority of the Americans or the Sowjets; interest in American culture; contacts with Americans; image of America; party preference; local residency. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; head of household; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1957-09
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old 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: 2020
The respondents are distributed among the two cities as follows: 741 respondents in Duesseldorf and 1279 in Oldenburg. See also the first wave of this trend survey archived under ZA Study No. 0452. In part identical question formulations were repeated.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0453 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21