Use of Atomic Energy
- USIA, Washington
- DIVO, Frankfurt
- DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
- Technology, Energy
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Conflict, security and peace
- Natural resources and energy
AbstractAttitude to peaceful and military use of atomic energy. Topics: Knowledge of areas of use for atomic energy; assumed leadership role of one country in the development of atomic energy; knowledge about the Geneva conference and additional knowledge about the peaceful use of atomic energy from it; assumed personal benefit from atomic energy; general advantages and disadvantages of atomic energy for humanity; assumed preference for (peaceful or military) use of atomic energy by the superpowers; knowledge about use in therapy; knowledge of plans for construction of nuclear power plants in the Federal Republic; attitude to research support by the Federal Government in the area of nuclear energy; assumptions about armament of the superpowers with nuclear weapons and assessment of the probability of use of nuclear weapons in a war; assumptions about the regions affected by a nuclear war; attitude to use of American atomic bombs to defend the FRG; trust in the USA regarding nuclear weapons; assessment of the danger of nuclear weapons tests; assumed blocker of an agreement about international prohibition of nuclear weapons; knowledge about nuclear weapons stored in West Germany and attitude to stationing American nuclear weapons in the FRG; personal impression of the defense strength of the NATO; assessment of an effective protection against nuclear weapons; judgement on the economic situation; local residency. Demography: membership in clubs, trade unions or a party and offices taken on there; age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; party preference; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts and city size.
Germany (DE)FRG (without the Saarland) and West Berlin
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 1239
Number of Variables: 92
- ZA0898 (Type: ZA-No.)
Merritt, Anna; Merritt, Richard L. (Hrsg.): Public Opinion in Semisovereign Germany: HICOG Surveys 1949-1955. Urbana: University of Illinois Press 1980.
Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22