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The Political Situation in West Berlin (Young People)

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
    • Youth
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the economic and political situation of young people in Berlin in East-West comparison. Topics: Judgement on economic development in Berlin; assessment of the problem of youth unemployment and recommendations on elimination of the problem of unemployed; judgement on the necessity of economic aid for the city; expectations of economic development; judgement on the current form of government in Berlin; fair share of young people in economic recovery; evaluation of authorities regarding conduct towards young people; knowledge about the special programs and facilities for young people; recommendations to improve the youth program; visit to the ´east sector´ or the ´east zone´; significant differences in conditions in East and West; knowledge of emigrants or returnees to East Germany and assumed reasons; personal interest in emigration to East Germany; judgement on the world youth meeting in Berlin; comparisons between youth in East and West; interest in a vacation camp in East Germany; East-West comparison regarding services for young people; knowledge about demonstrations against rearmament; attitude to rearmament of the FRG; membership in a youth organization and in a trade union; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; self-assessment of social class; refugee status. Interviewer rating: number of contact attempts; social class of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
West Berlin young people 14 - 24 years old.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 313
See also the survey of refugees archived under ZA Study No. 0590.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0589 (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. 206 - S).

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

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1974): Politische Situation in West-Berlin (Jugendliche). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.