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Gorbachev's Visit

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the impending visit of Michail Gorbachev in the Federal Republic and expectations of further development in the East. Topics: most important problems of the country; satisfaction with democracy; the right people in leading positions in the Federal Republic; party preference at the federal level and in the European Election; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; satisfaction with the achievements of the Federal Government; judgement on the relations between the Federal Republic and the USSR as well as changes since assumption of office by Gorbachev; attitude to the visit of Gorbachev in the Federal Republic; influence of the visit by Gorbachev on West German relations with the Soviet Union; political trust in Gorbachev, Bush and Kohl; perceived military threat from the Soviet Union; assessment of the military balance of power between NATO and the Warsaw Pact; assessment of the desire for disarmament by the Federal Republic; disarmament demand on NATO and the Warsaw Pact; attitude to a dissolution of the military alliances; assessment of the security of peace in Europe; attitude to reunification of Germany; influence of Gorbachev´s policies on the possibilities of reunification; orientation of political development in the GDR on that of the Soviet Union; assessment of the influence of Gorbachev´s policies on living conditions in the Soviet Union; judgement on the probability of success of Gorbachev´s policies in the Soviet Union. Government examination or diploma; completed journeymen´s test; service rank for soldiers; position in civil service; union membership; religiousness; party inclination.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Germans eligible to vote
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1026
    Number of Variables: 61
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1764 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (1989): Gorbatschow-Besuch. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.