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International Relations (October 1958, Germany, Form A)

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

    Comparison of the image of the USA and the Soviet Union as well as attitudes to questions of international policy. Topics: Most important domestic and foreign policy problems of the FRG; attitudes to atomic energy, China´s admission into the UN, the American far east policy and to various countries; preferred East-West orientation of the FRG; sympathies in case of a war between China and America; judgement on the danger of war (scale); attitude to use of nuclear weapons in case of an attack on Formosa; judgement on the USA in comparison to the Soviet Union regarding economic development, military strength, scientific progress, cultural achievements and education; stereotype concepts of Americans determined in the form of a list of characteristics; judgement on the influence of American culture on the FRG; judgement on the American economic system and American foreign policy; attitude to stationing American troops in the FRG; frequency of contact with members of American troops and judgement on the conduct of American soldiers; attitude to the conduct of Americans regarding Negros; sources of information about America; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; school education; vocational training; occupation; state. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size; date of interview. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without Saarland
Sampled Universe
Persons 21 - 79 years old
Sampling
Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 603
Note
A split questionnaire was used (see ZA Study No. 0597) in which complexes of topics were exchanged; in part also the text of the question formulation was varied insignificantly. The study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 2124.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0596 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J. (Hrsg.): Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluation. New York: Praeger 1968.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 83 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1974): Internationale Beziehungen (Oktober 1958, Deutschland, Form A). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0596