Selected Political Questions (Image of Germany) in Eight Countries (Denmark, France, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, USA)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • SIFO, Swedish Institute for Opinion Research, Stockholm (Data Collector)
  • Institut Francais d'Opinion Publique (IFOP), Paris (Data Collector)
  • ICAP Hellas, Athen (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • Social Surveys, London (Data Collector)
  • The Gallup Organization, Princeton (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Government, Political System
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    International comparative study about the image of Germany of the Danes, French, Greeks, British, Italians, Dutch, Swedes and Americans. Topics: Sources of knowledge about the Federal Republic of Germany and reasons for lack of knowledge; interest in information about the FRG; judgement on the mutual relations with 9 selected countries of the world; changes in judgement regarding the FRG and comparison of attitudes to West Germany and East Germany (GDR); attitude to reunification of Germany; assessment of West Germany as a military power and judgement on economic and social security as well as protection of human rights in the 9 countries; image of reality and image of the media of the residents of West Germany. The following question was also posed in Greece: influence on Greek-German relations of the request for extradition of a terrorist. The following questions were also posed in Italy: influence on German-Italian relations of the request for extradition of the former police chief Kappler; reasons for a trip to West Germany. Demography: age; sex; school education; occupation; professional position; household income; size of household; head of household; social class; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-09 / 1977-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Denmark (DK)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • United States (US)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Greece (GR)
Sampled Universe
No specific information
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sample of respondents took place differently in the individual countries either according to the quota procedure or according to the random route procedure.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 9131
The interviews conducted in all are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Denmark 1605, Sweden 1055, France 947, Greece 1000, Italy 1005, Netherlands 960, Great Britain 1050, USA 1509.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0970 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • EMNID (Hrsg.): Das Deutschlandbild aus der Sicht der Bevölkerung in 8 ausgewählten Ländern. Bielefeld: Forschungsbericht 1977.
  • EMNID (Hrsg.): Einstellungen zum Deutschlandtourismus in 8 Ländern. Bielefeld: Forschungsbericht 1977.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22