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Administration and Public (Population)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Ronneberger, Franz (Institut für Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Nürnberg)
  • Walchshöfer, Jürgen (Institut für Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Nürnberg)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Nuernberg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Institutions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    The questionnaire contains four main focus areas: 1. Judgement on living conditions and characterization of people in the Ruhrgebiet. 2. Attitude of the population to public administration and its employees. 3. Attitude to intended administration reforms in North Rhine-Westphalia. 4. Political attitudes. Topics: 1. Satisfaction with living conditions in the Ruhrgebiet; reasons for a potential change of residence; judgement on the economic development of the Ruhrgebiet; characterization of the people in the Ruhrgebiet, the Rhineland and Westphalia; assumed local ties and feeling of soliarity of the residents of the Ruhrgebiet; local residency. 2. Knowledge about regional authorities and their representatives; personal experiences in dealing with authorities; evaluation of the way of working of various authorities; image of employees in the civil service and in the free market economy (semantic differentials); typical characteristics of civil servants; assumed proportion of civil servants in the working population; attitude to reduction in the number of civil servants. 3. Opinions on the need for reform of public administration; expected effects of an administration reform; knowledge and attitude to individual reform recommendations; judgement on public opinion on administration reform. 4. Political interest; party membership and party ties; party offices; participation in rallies and meetings; influence of administration reform on voting intent; satisfaction with the Federal Government; attitude to the death penalty and democracy; perceived restriction of freedom of movement through legal measures; religiousness. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967-07 / 1967-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Monschau (DE-NW-MOU)
  • Recklinghausen (DE-NW-REC)
  • Bochum (DE-NW-BOM)
  • Oberhausen (DE-NW-OBE)
  • Lemgo (DE-NW-LEM)
  • Dinslaken (DE-NW-DIN)
  • Meschede (DE-NW-MSE)
Sampled Universe
No specific information.
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sample of survey cities took place under the point of view of contrast of surveys in the Ruhrgebiet, in the transition area and in rural areas. Simple random selection in the cities mentioned.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1113
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0480 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Ronneberger, Franz: Verwaltung und Öffentlichkeit: Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Untersuchung über Verwaltungsreform und soziales Verhalten in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Essen: Schriftenreihe des Siedlungsverbandes Ruhrkohlenbezirk, Nr. 38, 1970.

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

Ronneberger, Franz; Walchshöfer, Jürgen (1967): Verwaltung und Öffentlichkeit (Bevölkerung). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.