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Threat from Drugs

Resource Type
  • Bundesministerium des Inneren, Bonn
Publication Date
  • GFM-Getas, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to extent and significance of the drug problem in the Federal Republic. Personal contact with drug problems. Concepts and state of knowledge about the potential jeopardy of individual drugs and the motives for the use of drugs. Attitude to the fight against drugs. Topics: residential area within a city or outside; length of residence; satisfaction with immediate residential environment; characterization of buildings; type of impairment of residential quality; frequency of watching TV news broadcasts and daily reading selected daily newspapers; preferred social values and importance of solution of selected social-political tasks (scale); interest in politics; preference for a stronger government fight against use of drugs; expected development of abuse of intoxicants; personal acquaintance with users of intoxicants; use of intoxicants in the wider circle of friends; significance of intoxicant problems in the Federal Republic in comparison to other Western European as well as Eastern European countries and the USA; major reasons for the use of drugs; attitude to use of intoxicants in public and private situations (scale); alcohol and nicotine as entry drugs; appropriate public consciousness for the extent of the drug problem in the Federal Republic; abuse of intoxicants as a problem of young people or of all age groups; perceived source of financing for the use of intoxicants; assessment of the possibilities to obtain drugs in the immediate vicinity and knowledge of places to obtain drugs; perceived threat or annoyance from the abuse of intoxicants; personal reactions to possible dealing in drugs in one´s residential surroundings; personal observations of use of drugs or dealing in drugs; assessment of the jeopardy to health and danger of dependence from selected intoxicants; control of use of intoxicants as a government task or private matter; selected institutions, organizations and groups of persons who could make a contribution to the fight against the drug problem; willingness to support a national campaign against drug addiction; drug addiction as an unavoidable evil of an affluent society; frequency of discussion about intoxicants in social surroundings; time of last obtaining information on the topic of drugs; judgement on selected measures to fight drugs regarding their effectiveness and importance; attitude to loosening confidentiality in banking or tax confidentiality to fight dealing in drugs; preferred sentence for drug crimes; preference for therapy before punishment; personal concern regarding selected consequences of abuse of drugs; party most able to solve the intoxicant problem; party preference (ballot procedure); personal influence on family decisions and opportunities for complaint; religiousness; trade union membership; self-assessment of social class.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-11 / 1989-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years and older who live in private households
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2018
    Number of Variables: 216
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1879 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • GFM-Getas: Einstellungen zur Bedrohung durch Rauschgift: Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage, Bericht 1990. Hamburg: GFM-Getas, unveröffentlichtes Manuskript, 1990.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundesministerium des Inneren, Bonn (1990): Bedrohung durch Rauschgift. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.