Political Questions (December 1958)

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

    Questions on stability of monetary value and investment possibilities as well as attitude to topics of domestic and foreign policy. Topics: Assessment of the stability of monetary value; trust in selected investment opportunities and the current economic system; judgement on the necessity of their military forces and nuclear armament of the superpowers; assessment of the situation of Berlin as well as the readiness for negotiation and goals of the USSR in the Berlin question; attitude to reunification recommendations; preferred procedure of the western powers and the Federal Government to improve the situation of Berlin; reading habits; possession of durable consumer goods; brand of motor vehicle used, in personal possession as well as in possession of the company; type of building lived in and equipped with a bath; building property; party preference; local residency; religiousness; city size. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; head of household; housing situation; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods; possession of assets. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin, without Saarland
Sampled Universe
Age: 16 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: 1892
    Number of Variables: 139
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0455 (Type: ZA-No.)

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