Problems of the Presence of American Troops in Germany

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:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the presence of American troops in West Germany. Topics: Most important problems of the FRG; attitude to participation of the FRG in the costs of stationing NATO military forces and to American troops remaining in the FRG; attitude to a reduction in American military forces; general judgement on the American soldiers; perceived changes in the relationship of American soldiers to the German civilian population; criticism of the way of life of American soldiers; frequency of contact with American soldiers after the war; attitude to construction of housing settlements for the families living in Germany; perception of the Americans as occupying forces or protective forces; attitude to children of members of the occupying forces and their mothers; judgement on the confiscation of buildings by Americans; residency; participation in the world war and deployment in battle against the Americans. Demography: membership in clubs, trade unions or a party und offices taken on there; party preference; age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; head of household; state; Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer; sex of interviewer and age of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1956-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
No specific information
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1646
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0901 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22