German-American Relations (Population, US Employees)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
  • Abstract

    Extent to which informed and ideas about the USA. Contacts with Americans and trips to the United States. Topics: Knowledge of English; knowledge and reading American newspapers, books and films; concepts of respondent about the American school system, family life, way of life, press, radio and television, agriculture, the political, cultural, religious life, the social problems, social services, the relationship employer-employee, the economy, industry and technology; judgement on Americans and reasons for a possible change in attitude to Americans; position on the international policy of the USA; trips of respondent to the USA; evaluation of the influence of a trip to the USA on one´s own attitude to the USA; personal contacts with travelers to America; contacts with Americans since the end of the war; knowledge of experiences with the German-American exchange program; adjustment of prejudices through contact with an ´Exchangee´; evaluation of employment with American employers; personal difficulties of respondent; listening to the broadcast ´Voice of America´; trips to the America House. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; party preference; party membership; state; refugee status; present and past offices held. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 19 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Three different universes were defined and 3 different samples drawn: The first universe (representative survey of the population) is described by age and research area (multi-stage random sample, 1582 cases); the second through occupation: specifically employees of civilian and military American government offices (365 cases). There is no more detailed information on the sample of the third survey group, a survey of persons who could provide impressions and experiences of travelers to America but had not themselves been in the USA (311 cases).
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2258
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0896 (Type: ZA-No.)

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