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International Relations (October 1958, Germany, Form B)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
1974
Contributor
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
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 various countries, selected heads of government, the leadership role of the USA and American foreign policy; desired East-West orientation of the FRG; assessment of the seriousness of the disarmament efforts of the superpowers; attitude to NATO and use of nuclear weapons in the China conflict; judgement on the USA in comparison to the Soviet Union regarding economic development, scientific progress, existing class differences and educational opportunities; stereotype concepts of Americans (list of characteristics); judgement on the influence of American culture on the FRG; assessment of the partnership between the USA and the FRG; attitude to stationing American troops in the FRG; contact with 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
No specific information
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 585
Note
A split questionnaire was used (see ZA Study No. 0596) in which complexes of topics were exchange; in part the text of the question formulation was also 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
  • ZA0597 (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: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1974): Internationale Beziehungen (Oktober 1958, Deutschland, Form B). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0597