Attitudes to Security Policy in the Federal Republic (December 1985, I)

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. Short interview after the Geneva Summit. Topics: trust in the United States and the Soviet Union to solve the problems in world politics; assessment of the seriousness of the disarmament efforts of the two nations; extent to which informed about the meeting of Reagan and Gorbachev in Geneva; judgement on the success of the Geneva meeting; the significance of summit meetings for securing peace; attitude to American development of anti-missile systems; probability of an agreement on reduction of nuclear weapons; judgement on the political intents and the conduct of negotiations by Gorbachev and Reagan; expected political changes by Gorbachev; party preference.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 510
    Number of Variables: 34
The study is part of an omnibus survey. The ZA Study numbers 1796-1798 were commissioned by the same client. In content they relate to older USIA studies.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1799 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22