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International Relations (March 1972)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
  • USIA, Washington
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Judgement on current problems of international policy and attitude to the great powers. Topics: Assessment of the current situation and prognosis of the future world political situation; judgement on the USSR, the USA, the People´s Republic of China in general; assessment of the constellation of interests between the countries mentioned; trust in the ability of the great powers to cope with problems; rank order of the 12 ´best´ countries; current and future strongest power; reason for loss of power; assessment of the strongest military, economic and nuclear power; possibility and type of threat to the FRG from the People´s Republic of China, the USSR, USA and Japan; trust in the alliance faithfulness of the USA and FRG; judgement on the Nixon trip to the People´s Republic of China and the planned trip to the USSR; sources of information about the visit of state; evaluation of USA commitment in Europe and in the rest of the world; questions on Arab-Israel, Indian-Pakistan conflict, the situation in Vietnam and National China. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupation; household income; city size; state. Interviewer rating: length of interview; date of interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; presence of other persons; number of contact attempts; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-03 / 1972-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 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: 951
Besides the representative survey of 763 persons additionally 188 persons with at least high school degree were interviewed.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0749 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach; USIA, Washington (1975): Internationale Beziehungen (März 1972). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.