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USICA Youth Study (Panel: 2nd Wave 1979)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Dalton, Russell J. (USICA, Washington)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim
Publication Date
1981
Contributor
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Political fundamental philosophies, political participation and judgement on international relations by German young people as well as younger adults. Topics: strengths and weaknesses of the political system in the FRG and reformability of the weaknesses; greatest future dangers for the FRG; country with a preferred political system; self-image of Germans (scale); self-assessment of progressiveness; importance of political goals; political interest and attitude to political participation; approval of and personal participation in political actions and protests; attitude to demonstrations and judgement on the conduct of government and authorities regarding demonstrators; attitude to intervention in other countries given human rights violations; attitude to the NPD and communist parties in the FRG as well as to extremists in the civil service; judgement on the influence of the FRG in the world and attitude to a claim to leadership; attitude to selected countries; most important goals of a preferred foreign policy; desire for independence from the USA and cooperation with other countries; attitude to NATO as well as to military service or alternate service; attitude to military service for women; defense preparedness (scale); assessment of the development of communism in the FRG and Western Europe; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party preference (ballot procedure;first and second votes) and party identification; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election. Scales: political activity, democratic attitude, old and new political values, political repression, supranationalism, political and economic human rights. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupational position; employment; income; sources of income; income of spouse; memberships; telefone. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons and their degree of relationship to respondent; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; date of interview; number of contact attempts. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-04 / 1979-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German residential population: 16 to 34 years old
Sampling
Over-sample stratified random sample Repeated survey of persons selected in ZA Study No. 1090 according to the following criteria: 1) about 50 percent of the respondents should have attended university (better educated) or not (less educated); 2) the age cohort of those 31 to 34 years old should be represented in the sample with only 50 percent of the normal proportion in the German population.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1103
Note
The current data set contains the data of the second and last wave of a panel survey and contains a series of question formulations identical to ZA Study No. 1090. There exists also a panel data set based on the number of cases of the first wave.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1091 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Dalton, Russell J.: Values in Change: A Panel Study of German Youth, 1976-79. Tallahassee: Florida, State University, Department of Government, Forschungsbericht 1980.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 82 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Dalton, Russell J.; ZUMA, Mannheim (1981): USICA-Jugend-Studie (Panel: 2. Welle 1979). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1091