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Political Attitudes and Social Moral Orientations in the Federal Republic 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude to political questions. Topics: interest in politics; party preference (Sunday question, ballot procedure and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and for the top politicians; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; attitude to a possible absolute majority of the SPD or the CDU/CSU; preferred forming of a coalition; satisfaction with the achievement of the Federal Government altogether and its individual coalition partners as well as with the opposition (scale); preference for federal chancellor; assessment of the position of the FDP in the government coalition; most important political goals; issue competence of the parties and alternative coalition partners; attitude to recognition of the Oder-Neisse Line and to reunification of the two German nations; preferred alliance orientation of a reunited Germany; expected disadvantages from emigrants at work as well as in house-hunting; residential status; advantageousness of reunification for the West German population; attitude to the 35-hour work week and to further operation of nuclear power plants; necessity of American military forces for security in the Federal Republic and perceived threat from the Soviet Union; attitude to dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and NATO; judgement on the chances for a reformed communism and on the democratic intents of Gorbachev; preferred development of society (scale); classification of the parties and self-classification on a left-right continuum; postmaterialism; judgement on the relation of church and trade unions to politics; judgement on the relation of politicians to the citizens; assumed election winner in the next Federal Parliament election; attitude to an election success by the Republicans; fear of unemployment; national pride; union membership; religiousness; diploma or government examination; party inclination; district code; year of birth; month of birth.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1507
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1935 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1991): Politische Einstellungen und gesellschaftliche Wertorientierungen in der Bundesrepublik 1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.