Opinion Makers 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes of elites and persons influencing opinion; questions of economic policy. Topics: most important tasks of large companies; expected development of the dollar exchange rate until the end of 1989 and of the growth rate of the gross national product in 1989; inflation expectation for 1989; expected unemployment figures; preferred measures to combat unemployment; judgement on the importance of European cooperation in selected areas; most able politicians in selected subject areas; usage of the print media; German products in international competition; effects of the EC domestic market on selected area of business in the FRG; prognosis for the Federal Parliament election; effect of a red-green coalition on the economy; party preference; preferred measures for more flexible handling of working hours. Also encoded was: the position and area of responsibility of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-06 / 1989-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons influencing opinion in areas relevant to economic policy. The following were defined as target groups for the survey: politicians, managers in the civil service, trade unionists, journalists, managers and bankers.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Written and oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 928
The investigation is part of a trend survey conducted every two years since 1973. Besides repeating a series of equivalent question formulations, in addition topics of economic policy current at the time are also collected. The first study in this series is archived under ZA Study No. 1632. Of the 928 opinion makers 848 were interviewed in writing and 80 in person. The respondent group comprises 156 politicians, 168 managers in the civil service, 146 trade unionists, 150 journalists, 154 managers and 154 bankers.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1785 (Type: ZA-No.)

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