The Political Situation in West Berlin (April 1954)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the economic and political situation in Berlin. Attitude to economic aid for the city on the part of the FRG and the USA. Topics: Most important problems of Berlin; change of personal situation in the last year and assessment of the general mood in the population of Berlin; personal intent to leave the city; political and future economic expectations; necessity of economic help from outside and seriousness of the problems of unemployment in Berlin; knowledge about the American and West German aid program for economic development of the city and judgement on the importance as well as adequacy of this assistance; assumed reasons for the help from the FRG. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; refugee status. Interviewer rating: number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1954-04
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 questionnaires
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 415
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0588 (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. 196 - S2).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22