Attitude of the Population to Foreign Aid and Policies on Developing Countries (1985)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit, Bonn
  • INFRATEST Sozialforschung, München
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST Sozialforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude to foreign aid and the policies on developing countries of the Federal Government. Topics: general attitude to foreign aid and reasons for changes in attitude; preferred criteria for the distribution of aid in the third world (scales); judgement on foreign aid provided by the Federal Government; personal interest in questions of foreign aid; potential willingness to make personal financial sacrifice for the benefit of foreign aid; knowledge and judgement on information material from the Federal Ministry and interest in further receipt of such information; attitude to the ´Day for Africa´; assessment of the dependence of the job market on export to developing countries; assumed salience of foreign aid in economic relations with developing countries; judgement on one´s own and the general economic situation; party preference (Sunday question). Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; occupation; occupational position; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; union membership; respondent is person managing household; employment in the civil service. Also encoded was: city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German citizens 18 years old or older, living in private households during the survey period.
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: 1810
    Number of Variables: 105
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey. The study belongs to a survey series repeating a number of question formulations in identical form. The data sets are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1359, 1593 and 1594.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1545 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • INFRATEST: Einstellung der Bevölkerung zur Entwicklungshilfe und Entwicklungspolitik 1985: Kommentar und Materialienband. München: INFRATEST Sozialforschung 1986.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 244 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22