The Processing of Crisis Factors in the Socio-Political System of Berlin
- Diederich, Nils (Zentralinstitut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, Freie Universität Berlin)
- Erbring, Lutz (FB Kommunikationswissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin)
- Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Abteilung "Institutionen und sozialer Wandel", Berlin)
- in Zusammenarbeit mit der Humboldt-Universität und der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin
- Gesellschaft fuer interdisziplinaere Sozialforschung inAnwendung (Intersofia), Berlin (Data Collector)
- USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
- Political Attitudes and Behavior
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Mass media
- Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
- Government, political systems and organisation
AbstractPerspectives of the growing together from the view of the citizens in East and West Berlin. Attitudes to parties, political institutions and organizations. Topics: interest in politics; frequency of visits in the eastern or western part of the city; political participation; attitude to unconventional forms of political participation; self-classification on a left-right continuum; postmaterialism; evaluation of personality characteristics and political attitudes (scale); rank order of the most important social organizations; membership in organizations and trade unions; most important demands of this organization and personal importance as well as effectiveness of the goals represented; party closeness of the organization mentioned; judgement on the constitution and reality of the constitution; trust in selected political institutions; judgement on the turning point in the GDR; preference for unification or continued existence of the two German states; conditions of unification (scale); expected material disadvantages for West Germans from unification; attitude to foreigners and national pride (scale); most important political problems of Berlin; problem solving abilities of the political parties; satisfaction with circle of friends; conversation partner and topic in conversations about politics; initiator of this topic; media relevance of the topic and differences of opinion with conversation partner; political classification of conversation partner on a left-right continuum; general agreement with opinions of conversation partner and opinions of social surroundings; attitude to repressions of the government against the citizens (scale); most important sources of information about politics; general length of watching television; frequency of watching news broadcasts; conscious selection and concentrated watching of news broadcasts; frequency of watching political broadcasts; cable television; listening to the radio; frequency of listening to news broadcasts; preferred radio station; subscription and frequency of reading daily newspapers; preferred daily newspaper; reading the political section, the local section or editorials; assessment of the political orientation of the newspaper; judgement on the balance of television reporting and perceived changes in recent time; assessment of current and future economic situation; behavior at the polls in the last election for the House of Representatives; future voting intent and party preference; party liking and party identification; trust in the honesty of political parties; region of origin and time of mobility; employment in civil service; father in civil service; current employment development at work; assessment of the risk to one´s job; employment of partner; religiousness; residential status. The following questions were also posed in the eastern part: perception and judgement on the other part of the city; frequency of trips to the other part of the city before and after the fall of the wall; expectations of the process of democratization in the GDR; judgement on the path of the GDR up to now; expected consequences of the socially-oriented market economy for the GDR (scale); personal consequences of the market economy for the respondent. The following additional questions were posed in the western part: naming the party about whose election advertising there was longer discussion; justification of outrage about the commercial of the Republicans; expected effect of the commercial on the election chances of the Republicans. Interviewer rating: reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate. Also encoded was: type of sample; presence of third persons during interview and their degree of relationship to respondent; interventions in the interview; number of contact attempts; length of interview.
1990-04 / 1990-07East Berlin April to May 1990 West Berlin April to July 1990
Berlin (DE-BE)West Berlin and East Berlin
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 2686
Number of Variables: 335
- ZA1874 (Type: ZA-No.)
Fuchs, Dieter; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Schöbel, Carolin: Perspektiven der politischen Kultur im vereinigten Deutschland. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte. Beilage zur Wochenzeitschrift "Das Parlament" 3, B 32/91 vom 2. August 1991.
Demokratische Bürgerkultur in der ehemaligen DDR? In: WZB-Mitteilungen, 51, März 1991, S. 25-27.
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