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Political Situation in West Berlin (Young People from the GDR)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
1974
Contributor
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the economic and political situation of Berlin youth in contrast with the view of young refugees. Topics: judgement on economic development in Berlin; assessment of the problem of youth unemployment and recommendations on elimination of the unemployment problem; judgement on the necessity of economic aid for the city; expectations of economic development; judgement on the current form of government in Berlin; just share for young people in economic recovery; evaluation of authorities regarding conduct towards young people; knowledge about particular programs and facilities for young people; recommendations on improvement in the youth program; visit in 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 young people in East and West; interest in a vacation camp in East Germany; East-West comparison regarding benefits for young people; knowledge about demonstrations against rearmament; attitude to rearmament of the FRG; membership in a youth organization and a trade union; party preference; satisfaction with reception in West Berlin and the development of personal conditions after fleeing; judgement on economic recovery in Berlin; length of stay in Berlin and length of stay in current residence or camp. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; school education; occupation; income; self-assessment of social class; regional origins. Interviewer rating: number of contact attempts; social class of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Young GDR refugees 14 - 24 years old.
Sampling
Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 137
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0590 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • 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: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 83 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1974): Politische Situation in West-Berlin (Jugendliche aus der DDR). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0590