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Attitude to the Military

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the population of the FRG to the military, defense policy and NATO. Topics: Attitude to rearmament of the FRG and a professional or volunteer army; military preparedness; military knowledge; attitude to military drill and obedience; position of the FRG in NATO; attitude and relationship of the Germans to American occupying forces; reasons and evaluation of presence of American soldiers in the FRG; attitude to military service; image of the soldiers of selected countries; social distance from Americans; evaluation of Russian recommendations about reunification; evaluation of the cultural achievements of various peoples; personal participation in the world wars; relative social prestige of selected occupations; membership in a club, trade union or party; honorary activities; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; head of household; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size. Also encoded were: identification of interviewer; sex of interviewer and age of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 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: 1805
    Number of Variables: 73
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
  • ZA0457 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): Einstellung zum Militär. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.