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Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1984)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Domestic political issues
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to questions of domestic policy. Topics: satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1983; current party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); trust in selected government and public institutions; judgement on the importance of the Bundesverfassungsschutz {Federal Office for Defense of the Constitution}, Federal Data Protection Official, Bundesumweltamt {Federal Environment Office}, Federal Criminal Police Office and Federal Bureau of the Census; government insight in the private sphere; willingness to purchase a low-pollution car, even given increase in cost of driving a car; attitude to tax relief for environmental protection cars; assignment of cause for forest death; acceptance of personal restrictions to reduce pollution of water and air; extent of personal annoyance by selected sources of noise; importance of various environmental protection measures; opinion on speed limit and partial Sunday driving prohibition; recycling of used glass and waste paper; availability of used glass containers; attitude to returnable bottles for milk; willingness to recycle further metal household trash; attitude to quiet equipment as well as to nuclear power; political participation and willingness to participate in selected public protest actions; importance of selected political objectives and perceived changes since the last Federal Parliament election; attitude to intensification of criminal law regarding demonstrations; judgement on the conduct of the police at mass demonstrations; attitude to an identity card secure against forgery and machine-readable; willingness to participate in the planned census and judgement on its necessity; ideas about an ideal society, measured on the criteria of economic growth, role of police, achievement-based standard of living, form of economy, income distribution, environmental protection, citizen involvement, welfare state and technical progress (scale). Demography: household size and number of adult persons in household; sex; age; marital status; school degree; employment; occupation; head of household; employment and occupation of head of household; union membership; religious denomination; religiousness; party inclination; party identification; characterization of residential area based on social status of neighbors. Also encoded were: city size class, administrative district and district.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship, living in private households and 18 years old or older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2087
    Number of Variables: 137
Studies with comparable contents are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1463 (1985), 1516 (1986), 1662 (1987) and 1698 (1988).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1373 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter: Einstellungen zu aktuellen Fragen der Innenpolitik 1984. Mannheim: Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim (1984): Einstellungen zu aktuellen Fragen der Innenpolitik (1984). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.