The Political Situation in West Berlin (June 1952)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Strength of resistance of the Berliners in the situation of growing political pressure from the Soviet Union. Attitudes to Berlin policies of the Federal Government and the western powers. Topics: Most important problems of Berlin; assessment of current and future development of relations between the FRG and Berlin; judgement on the so-called General Treaty between the FRG and the western powers; desired conduct of the Federal Parliament regarding agreement or rejection of this treaty; attitude to participation of West Berlin in the western defense alliance; perceived support of Berlin by the FRG in comparison to the USA; satisfaction with the conduct of the western powers in Berlin; perceived change of political pressure on Berlin and assumed future development; probability of a new Berlin blockade; desired political conduct in case of a new blockade and assumed strength of resistance of the population of Berlin; expectations of a Four-Power Conference; fear of an impending war; potential conduct given a withdrawal of the western powers from Berlin and in case of a takeover of Berlin by the Soviet Union; party preference; regional origins; motivation to leave Berlin; judgement on the economic situation. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; occupation; household income; head of household; party preference; refugee status.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1952-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
No specific information
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 290
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0586 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Merritt, Anna J.; Merritt, Richard L. (Hrsg.): Public Opinion in Semisovereign Germany: The HICOG Surveys, 1949 - 1955. Urbana: University of Illinois Press 1980. (Report No. 146).

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