The World through the Eyes of the People of Today (The World through the Eyes of Soviet People)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Andreenkov, V.G. (Institut für soziologische Forschung, Akademie der Wissenschaften der UdSSR, Moskau)
  • Mansurov, V.A. (Institut für soziologische Forschung, Akademie der Wissenschaften der UdSSR, Moskau)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer soziologische Forschung, Akademie der Wissenschaften der UdSSR, Moskau (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Political ideology
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes of Soviet citizens. Questions on French-Soviet relations. Topics: judgement on selected government measures in connection with the 27th party convention of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; attitude to ´Perestroika´; expected influence of ´Perestroika´ on increase in food prices; perception of drug addiction as a danger to the country; judgement on quality of television programs; knowledge about Sacharow; satisfaction with the achievements of the public health system; most significant historical and modern-day personality of the Soviet Union; attitude to the death penalty; expected influence of changes taking place in the USSR on the relationship to the West and the international situation; preferred type of music; assessment of the probability of another accident in a Soviet nuclear power plant as well as of the efforts of the Soviet Government to prevent further nuclear accidents; judgement on relations of the USSR to the USA, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Great Britain, China and India; satisfaction with the status of the relations between the USSR and France and judgement on changes in these relations in the last year; judgement on economic, cultural and political cooperation between the USSR and France; area with the greatest progress in cooperation; spontaneous naming of three French words; naming preferred representatives of France; knowledge of selected events from French-Soviet history; country with the closest friendship to France; positive or negative judgement on the French people; spontaneous naming of persons associated with France; knowledge about the nationality of the space ship of the first flight of a French Cosmonaut; perceived threat to the Soviet Union or France from nuclear weapons as well as conventional, non-nuclear weapons of the respective other country; knowledge about the French language; use of French-language media and type of media used; judgement on the objectivity of information from French sources or Soviet media; perceived intervention of France in internal matters of the USSR; attitude to nuclear weapons as well as a nuclear or conventional conflict in Europe, an increase and modernization of the French nuclear arsenal, first use of nuclear weapons by the USSR or France as well as peaceful solution of European problems and contribution of abstaining from nuclear weapon tests to the reduction in the arms race; knowledge about the Berlin Wall as well as attitude to removal of the wall; attitude to removal of all nuclear weapons in Europe; preferred area of a pan-European cooperation; judgement on the military balance of powers between NATO and the Warsaw Pact; preferred travel countries outside of the East Bloc; probability of outbreak of a third world war; desire for a meeting between Gorbachev and Reagan as well as judgement on the chances for success of negotiations; perceived danger from a simultaneous reduction in Soviet and American medium-range missiles; judgement on progress in the area of military technology regarding greater security or additional danger of war; most important friend and greatest enemy of the Soviet Union. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; respondent has children; current education level; employment; institution at which respondent is studying (e.g. college, technical college, vocational technical school); occupational position; earlier participation in surveys; optimistic or pessimistic future expectations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Moscow (RU-MOW)
    Moskau and Indjavino
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 18 to 65 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection. In Moscow they were obtained from telephone lists and in Indjavino from the voter list.
Collection Mode
  • Oral and telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1138
    Number of Variables: 136
The survey in Moscow was conducted by telephone, in Indjavino in person. The survey took place within the framework of a cooperation with the French Institute Ipsos, Paris. The survey conducted in France is not archived in the Zentralarchiv.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1666 (Type: ZA-No.)

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