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Political Attitudes in East and West, March 1990 (Comparative Survey FRG - GDR)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Forschungsstelle für gesellschaftliche Entwicklung, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
1990
Contributor
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and judgement on the effects of the impending unification of the two German nations. Topics: judgement on the economic situation as well as assessment of further economic development in the Federal Republic as well as in the GDR; personal economic situation and expected development; fair share of gross national product; importance of areas of life and social norms (scale); joy at German unity; assessment of the economic and political consequences of German unity (scale); attitude to acceptance of the constitution or preference for a new constitution; areas of particular solidarity of all Germans; typology of German characteristics; a united Germany as a hinderance for EC integration; feeling as a European; preference for a European domestic market or the moving closer together of Western and Eastern Europe; ties to country or preference for a life abroad; perceived enrichment or disturbance through living together with foreigners; understanding of democracy (scale); ligitimacy of social differences; trust in other people; attribution of individual success; satisfaction with democracy; concepts of freedom (scale); degree of realization of personal freedom; potential helpers or helping institutions in health, financial and personal problems or in emergencies; party preference (rank order procedure and Sunday question); sympathy scale for the CDU, CSU, SPD, FDP, the Greens, Republicans, PDS, DSU and DA; religiousness. Also encoded was: date of survey. In the GDR the following questions were also posed: expected social changes through unification of the two German nations; commentary on the GDR election in March 1990. The following questions were posed only in the Federal Republic: attitude to influx of ethnic German foreigners and to the granting of asylum for politically and religiously persecuted foreigners.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2508
    Number of Variables: 188
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1902 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

Wildenmann, Rudolf (1990): Politische Einstellungen in Ost und West März 1990 (Vergleichende Umfrage BRD - DDR). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1902