International Political Questions (Mutual Air Surveillance)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the plan for mutual air surveillance. Topics: Knowledge about the initiator as well as the goals of mutual air surveillance; assumed advantages and disadvantages for the FRG and for the maintenance of world peace; assessment of the probability of agreement of the superpowers on this point and assumed effect on military security; residential building type; residential property; use of bath and type of heating; local residency. Demography: membership in clubs, trade unions and parties as well asoffices taken on there; party preference; age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; size of household; composition of household; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; use of original address or substitute address in sample of respondent; city size. Also encoded was: sex of interviewer and age of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1956-02
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: 1882
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0899 (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: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22