Attitudes to the Future (May 1970)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Müller, Siegfried (Institut für Sozialpsychologie, Universität zu Köln)
  • MARPLAN, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social change
  • Abstract

    Scale to measure future expectations. Topics: Future expectations, measured by means of the optimism-pessimism scale after Mueller: expectation of the development in the areas of economy, politics, society, science and in the individual area; memberships; party preference; self-assessment of social class (Kleining-Moore index); age of children. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; head of household. Also encoded were: weekday of interview and district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1783
    Number of Variables: 58
The study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey; see ZA Study Nos. 0612 and 0613.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0611 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Müller, Siegfried: Untersuchung zur Messung pessimistischer und optimistischer Zukunftserwartungen: Eine Studie zur Psychologie des Zukunftserlebens. Köln: Hanstein 1973.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22