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Political Attitudes (Geneva Conference)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Judgement on East-West negotiations and assessment of the political situation after the Geneva conference. Topics: Most important domestic and foreign policy problems of the FRG; judgement on the situation of Berlin after the Geneva conference; assessment of the danger of war and the conduct of the USA as well as the Soviet Union to avoid a world war; chances of reunification; attitude to a meeting of Eisenhower and Khruschev; chance for success and negotiation points of such a summit meeting; attitude to a summit meeting of the four powers or the NATO powers with the Warsaw Pact countries; party preference. Demography: age (classified); religious denomination; school education; occupation; income; household income; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; number of contact attempts. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without Saarland, incl. 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: 1356
The Berlin population is over-represented in the current data set.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0594 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1974): Politische Einstellungen (Genfer Konferenz). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.