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The Germans' Image of America

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
Publication Date
1991
Contributor
  • Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    The attitude of West Germans to Americans. Security and alliance questions. Attitude to unification of Germany. Topics: party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; interest in foreign policy reports in television news and in daily newspapers; interest in information about the USA; sympathy scale for the USA, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, Israel, Poland, France and Japan; interest in politics; judgement on Japanese, American and German products on a scale; perceived threat to the economy from the USA and Japan; most important partner countries for the Federal Republic; postmaterialism scale; sympathy scale for Bush, Gorbachev, Mitterand and Thatcher; judgement on German-American relations and preference for a deepening of the relations; influence of changes in Eastern Europe on German-American relations; attitude to a complete American troop withdrawal from the Federal Republic; attitude to unification of the two German nations and to an acceleration of unification; attitude to NATO membership of united Germany; attitude to the Oder-Neisse Line as final western border of Poland; perceived support for German unification from the USA, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union; characterization of Germans, Americans and Japanese by means of a list of characteristics; personal stays in the USA and contacts with Americans; general contentment with life; living together with a partner; government examination or {university} diploma; union membership; religiousness; party inclination.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1007
    Number of Variables: 97
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1936 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 73 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim (1991): Das Amerikabild der Deutschen 1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1936