Political Questions (March 1955)

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

    Attitude to reunification of Germany. Topics: Most important problems of the FRG; satisfaction with Federal Chancellor Adenauer and his government; advantages and disadvantages of reunification of Germany; personal willingness to make sacrifices in case of reunification; Paris Treaties and prospects of reunification; recognition of the Oder-Neisse Line; judgement on the influence of communists in a reunited Germany; personal reasons for reunification (scale); desired conduct of the FRG after withdrawal of occupying forces; participation in political meetings; membership in a club, trade union or party; party preference; local residency; city size. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; head of household; state; refugee status; present and past offices held. Index: reunification tendency. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-03
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: 1145
The current data set consists of a representative survey in the FRG and a representative survey in Berlin. Through this the Berlin population is over-represented in the entire data set.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0456 (Type: ZA-No.)

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