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Dialogs 1 (The Citizen as Partner)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • INFRATEST, München
  • STERN, Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Society and culture
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Importance of social-political objectives, need for information and media behavior of the population. Topics: Sense of well-being in the Federal Republic; preferred state to live in; interest in foreign countries as well as states and cities in the Federal Republic; personal opinion leadership; representation of interests by parties and politicians (scale); attitude to politicians and assessment of their credibility; importance of social-political objectives and assignment of responsibility for these tasks; personal willingness to make financial sacrifices for realization of selected political tasks; assessment of personal current and future economic situation; personal need for information in selected social-political areas; preferred media for such information dissemination; attitude to privatization of Federal Railway, Post Office, local transport services as well as radio and television companies; membership and activities in organizations and clubs; attitude to nuclear power plants; religious ties; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and party preference (Sunday question); party inclination; party one can still vote for; possession of durable economic goods; structure of financial circumstances; completed insurance policies; unemployment and interest in immediately starting work; residential status; detailed information about type and extent of newspapers and magazines read as well as television and radio habits (media usage); Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); school education; vocational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; residential status; unemployment and interest in immediate resumption of work; number of persons in household with their own income; city size. Interviewer rating: weekday and date of interview; weekday within the last three days on which one was at home at least one hour between 6 PM and 8 PM.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-10 / 1982-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 14 to 64 years in private households.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6168
    Number of Variables: 911
A comparable investigation with the title Dialogs 2 was conducted in 1985/86 and is archived under ZA Study No. 1597.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1390 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Raffee, Hans; Wiedmann, Klaus Peter: Das gesellschaftliche Bewußtsein in der Bundesrepublik und seine Bedeutung für das Marketing. Hamburg: Gruner + Jahr 1983.
  • STERN; Gruner + Jahr (Hrsg.): Dialoge: Der Bürger als Partner. Hamburg: Gruner + Jahr 1983.

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

INFRATEST, München; STERN, Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg (1985): Dialoge 1 (Der Bürger als Partner). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.