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Questions of Security Policy 1983

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • SINUS, München
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn-Bad Godesberg
Publication Date
1989
Contributor
  • SINUS, Munich (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on questions of security policy as well as the East-West relationship. Attitude to the policies of the USA. Topics: judgement on the seriousness of the situation of the Federal Republic as well as economic development in the next few years; judgement on the prospects for peace in Europe, unemployment and current East-West relationship and assessment of future development; self-assessment of extent to which informed and of interest in the topics of unemployment, environmental protection, German-German relations, welfare state, defense policy, German-American relations, municipal policies and education policies; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and party preference; party inclination; perceived military threat from the Soviet Union; balance of power of NATO and Warsaw Pact; seriousness of disarmament interest in east and west; dependence of the Federal Republic on the USA; attitude to women in the Federal German Armed Forces; judgement on the policies to reduce tension of the Federal Government; attitude to NATO membership; attitude to use of nuclear weapons on West German territory; reliability of the USA in the case of defense; benefit of US troops in the Federal Republic; judgement on solidarity in NATO; attitude to the policies of Reagan; suitability of selected political manners of proceeding to secure peace and freedom in the Federal Republic (scale); attitude to nuclear deterrence; assessment of the political intents of the USSR and the USA regarding securing of peace and influence on other countries or allies; assessment of the success of the NATO two-track decision and expected result of the Geneva negotiations; assessment of the seriousness of the negotiations between the USA and the USSR on the missile question; attitude to stationing US missiles in the Federal Republic; attitude to a public opinion poll or a decision of the Federal Parliament about stationing American nuclear missiles; preference for recommendations of the party regarding participation in peace demonstrations; preference for a stronger reliance on or greater independence from the USA; knowledge about the ´new defense policy´ with more conventional military forces; assumed attitude of American and German parties on this defense strategy; attitude to the peace movement (scale); possibilites of improving relations between the two German nations; judgement on the Strauss talks with Honecker; attitude to intensification of criminal law for demonstrations and a law requiring demonstrators to leave their faces uncovered; attitude to further talks with the GDR, even given increased tensions between the superpowers; stronger interest of the Federal Government or the government of the GDR in improving German-German relations; personal intent to participate in protests and demonstrations in case of stationing of missiles; participation even if violent rioting expected; willingness to participate in selected forms of protest with and without official permission (scale); expectation of violent rioting during demonstrations; judgement on American policies in the areas of defense policy, policies to reduce tensions, stationing weapons in space (SDI), policies on Central America; export prohibition for high-quality industry goods to the Soviet Union and trade restrictions against Poland; union membership and membership in a professional organization. Also encoded were: size of municipality; ZIP (postal) code; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-08 / 1983-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German citizens 18 years old and older living in private households
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1633
    Number of Variables: 150
Note
Further studies on the same topic and by the same survey institute are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1732 and 1733. In content the surveys continue from the so-called HICOG studies of the 50´s.
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1731 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • SINUS: Sowjetische und amerikanische Politik im Urteil der Deutschen in der Bundesrepublik: Eine Studie im Auftrag der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung und des STERN. Bonn: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 1988.
  • Knauer, Sebastian: Lieben wir die USA? Was die Deutschen über die Amerikaner denken. Hamburg: Gruner + Jahr 1987. (STERN-Buch)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

SINUS, München; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn-Bad Godesberg (1989): Sicherheitspolitische Fragen 1983. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1731