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Attitudes to Security Policy in the Federal Republic (April 1981)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Judgement on questions of security policy. Topics: knowledge about the willingness of Brezhnev for disarmament negotiations; expected changes of East-West relations from a summit meeting of the heads of state of the USA and the USSR; attitude to negotiations on limitation of long-range missiles (SALT Talks); attitude to an end to stationing medium-range missiles in Europe; assessment of the seriousness of the Soviet desire for peace; attitude to talks on disarmament in Europe; judgement on current and future military strength of the USA in comparison to the USSR; assignment of responsibility for the tensions in East-West relations; judgement on the foreign policy of President Reagan; judgement on the situation in El Salvador and attitude to economic as well as military support of the USA.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years and older.
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: 1063
    Number of Variables: 28
The study is part of an omnibus survey. The ZA Study Nos. 1696, 1698 as well as 1799 were commissioned by the same client. In content they relate to older USIA studies.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1797 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

USIA, Washington (1990): Sicherheitspolitische Einstellungen in der Bundesrepublik (April 1981). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.