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Opinions of Soviet Citizens about the Germans 1989

Resource Type
  • STERN, Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg
  • SINUS, München
  • Allunions-Zentrum zur Erforschung der öffentlichen Meinung über soziale und wirtschaftliche Fragen, Moskau
Publication Date
  • Regionalzentren der Akademie der Wissenschaften (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Abstract

    Opinions of Soviet citizens about the Germans. Topics: most positive developments in Soviet foreign policy; sources of information about the Federal Republic; judgement on media reporting about the Federal Republic and the USA; personal contacts with Germans and desire for trips to the Federal Republic; attitude to the Germans in the Federal Republic and the Americans; judgement on German and American foreign policy; characterization of Germans, Soviet citizens and Americans by means of a list of characteristics; most important events that have molded the attitudes of the respondent to Germans from the Federal Republic and Americans; assessment of the current east-west relationship; confidence in peace; feeling of threat from the Federal Republic; assessment of scientific and cultural areas in which the Soviet Union is ahead of the FRG; interest in foreign policy; characterization of American foreign policy in comparison to Soviet foreign policy; assessment of the military superiority of NATO or the Warsaw Pact; assessment of the seriousness of interest in disarmament of the USA in comparison to that of the USSR; judgement on ´adequate armament´; assessment of the primary goal of current American and Soviet military policy; attitude to a mutual troop reduction in Europe; trust in the USSR and the USA as leadership nation; most important areas for German-Soviet cooperation; effect of Perestroika on the East-West relationship; attitude to the internal reforms of the Soviet Union and judgement on the probability of success of Glasnost and Perestroika; interest in good relations with the Federal Republic, the USA and the GDR; interest in disarmament negotiations; sympathy scale for current and earlier heads of government as well as significant politicians from the whole world; thinking about World War II; party affiliation; religiousness; scientific degree; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-03 / 1989-04
Geographic Coverage
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (SUHH)
Sampled Universe
Sowiet citizens in 18 European (main focus) and non-European regions in the Soviet Union.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1542
    Number of Variables: 234
A series of questions is identical in formulation to the questions from earlier USIA studies. See. e.g. the ZA Study Nos. 1796 ff.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1806 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Liedke, Klaus (Hrsg.): Der neue Flirt: Russen und Deutsche auf dem Weg zu veränderten Beziehungen. Hamburg: Gruner + Jahr, 1989 (STERN-Buch)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

STERN, Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg; SINUS, München; Allunions-Zentrum zur Erforschung der öffentlichen Meinung über soziale und wirtschaftliche Fragen, Moskau (1990): Meinungen der sowjetischen Bürger über die Deutschen 1989. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.