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Political Attitudes (Visitors from the GDR in West Berlin)

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

    Attitude to reunification of Germany and to East-West negotiations. Topics: Judgement on the general conditions in ´East Germany´; attitude to the political System in the GDR; assessment of the chances of reunification and the danger of war regarding the Berlin question; judgement on the conduct of the superpowers to avoid a new world war; judgement on the result of the Geneva conference and the discussions between Eisenhower and Khruschev; recommendation of the topics of conversation to be dealt with; assumed reasons for the readiness for discussions and expected chances for success. Demography: sex; school education; occupation; state. Interviewer rating: survey date; survey times; length of interview; place of interview. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Citizens of the GDR during a visit in West Berlin.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 600
A part of the questions was addressed to the population of the Federal Republic in identical question formulation. On this see ZA Study Nos. 0593 and 0594.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0595 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1974): Politische Einstellungen (Besucher aus der DDR in West-Berlin). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.