Preventing and Combating Violence (January - February 1989)

Resource Type
  • Unabhängige Regierungskommission zur Verhinderung und Bekämpfung von Gewalt, Bonn
  • Unabhängige Regierungskommission zur Verhinderung und Bekämpfung von Gewalt, Bonn
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the population of the Federal Republic to political violence and use of violence. Topics: interest in public matters and politics; most important political goals; description of violence (semantic differential); justification for violence in politics; political participation and attitude to participation in demonstrations, house occupation, wild strikes and acts of violence (scale); classification of the above-mentioned situations as acts of violence; judgement on use of violence from left and right; party preference (rank order procedure); willingness to participate in acts of violence at demonstrations; general blame of police or participants at violent demonstrations; forms of political protest, which the respondent generally considers meaningful, which he himself has already carried out and which he perhaps would perform (scale); attitude to selected political groups and movements; attitude to use of police, the flood of asylum-seekers and to violent demonstrators; attitude to change of social order; judgement on the Federal Government and the political system in the Federal Republic; satisfaction with democracy; feeling of political effectiveness (scale); unconditional legal requirement for the police regarding violent persons at demonstrations; attitude to the death penalty; attitude to prohibition of parties hostile to the constitution; self-classification on a left-right continuum; postmaterialism index; party inclination; psychological self-characterization (scale); victimization; friends as victims of an act of violence and type of violence suffered; perceived increase of acts of violence in the Federal Republic and reasons for this assessment; membership in clubs and organizations and functions accepted; self-assessment of social class; religiousness; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election. Also encoded were: date of interview; ZIP (postal) code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-01 / 1989-02
  • 1989-01 / 1989-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The German residential population 14 years old and older.
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
On this topic see also ZA Study No. 1814
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1813 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • EMNID (Hrsg.): Verhinderung und Bekämpfung von Gewalt: Methodenbericht Bielefeld: Selbstverlag 1989

Update Metadata: 2015-09-01 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22