Image of the Saarland

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kröber-Riel, Werner (Institut für empirische Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken)
  • Trommsdorff, Volker (Institut für empirische Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken)
  • Schneider, Gunter F. (Institut für empirische Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer empirische Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    The Saarland as area to live and motives for moving to it or for the population to move from this state. Topics: Regional origins and local ties; moving frequency and residential stays outside of the Saarland; reasons for leaving the Saarland and current thoughts about moving away; particular distinctions and disadvantages of the Saar area; image of the Saarland; stereotype of the Saarlander, the French, the Germans, the Saarland, Lothringen, Rhineland-Palatinate as well as desired self-image of respondent (semantic differentials); assessment of future development of the Saarland and surrounding states; most important problems of the Saarland (pair comparisons); attitude to integration of the Saarland into another state; judgement on opportunities to earn in the Saarland in comparison to other states; most important criteria for work satisfaction and for an ideal occupation; media usage; political knowledge and political interest (self-assessment on a scale); self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party identification; behavior at the polls in the state parliament election and parties voted for since 1945; leisure activity; possession of automobile and drivers license; distance estimates to various cities at home and abroad. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; income; size of household; head of household; housing situation; party preference; political orientation; city size; membership. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; day of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-02 / 1971-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
Sampled Universe
German citizens 18 years old and older who have their primary place of residence in the Saarland.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 673
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0654 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Falter, Jürgen W.; Trommsdorff, Volker: Psychische und soziale Determinanten des politischen Verhaltens im Saarland. Saarbrücken: Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Juli 1972.
  • Schneider, Gunter F.; Trommsdorff, Volker: Das Image des Saarlandes. Saarbrücken: Institut für Konsum- und Verhaltensforschung, Dezember 1972.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22