Politics and Democracy in the Federal Republic (Population, 1968)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Kaase, Max (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Government, Political System
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to political questions and the democratic system in the FRG. Topics: Attitudes to the grand coalition, establishing diplomatic relations with countries of the East Bloc, recognition of the GDR, the role of the opposition and of students in society; most important political problems; legitimacy of social conflicts; right to free speech; perceived possibilities to influence political decisions; democratic attitude; status in profession; distance from place of work and means of transport used; company size; social origins; religiousness; city size; local residency; membership in clubs; change of place of residence. Scales: attitude to democracy, nationalism and National Socialism. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; vocational training; occupation; employment; professional career; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; housing situation; possession of durable economic goods; possession of assets. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-01 / 1968-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 14 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: 1964
    Number of Variables: 164
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey. On these topics see also ZA Study Nos. 0326, 522 and 0523.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0521 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf; Kaase, Max: Die unruhige Generation: Eine Untersuchung zu Politik und Demokratie in der Bundesrepublik. Mannheim: Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft 1968.
  • Kaase, Max: Demokratische Einstellungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. In: Wildenmann, Rudolf: Sozialwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch für Politik. Bd. 2. München: Olzog 1971.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22