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Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1990) - GDR

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)
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitude to questions of domestic policy. Topics: satisfaction with the development of democracy in the GDR; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last election; evaluation of different social systems regarding economic growth, achievement-oriented society, market economy, environmental questions, citizen involvement, individual provision for old age and securing the future through technical progress; issue relevance; attitude to the right of foreigners to vote in municipal elections and to the right to asylum; contacts with foreigners at work; national pride; desired flag and desired National Anthem for a united Germany; satisfaction with social conditions in the GDR; West Germans as Germans; security on the streets and plazas; perceived increase in crime; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to unification of the two German nations and judgement on unification progress; advantages and disadvantages for the citizens of the GDR through unification; preferred capital city; estimated time for the achievement of an equivalent standard of living in east and west; visits to the west since the fall of the wall; interest in trips and vacation in the Federal Republic; interest in a partner city in the Federal Republic; perceived danger to democracy from former SED functionaries in important functions; judgement on the name change of the SED to PDS and approval of taking seats in parliament by the PDS; attitude to the Oder-Neisse Line; relation with relatives on the other side of the Oder-Neisse Line; most important political tasks in the GDR.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-05 / 1990-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 799
    Number of Variables: 81
Studies on current questions of domestic policy in the Federal Republic are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373, 1463, 1516, 1662, 1698, 1763 and 1937 for the years 1984 to 1990.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1967 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter: Einstellungen zu aktuellen Fragen der Innenpolitik 1990 in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in der DDR. Mannheim: Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung 1990.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter (1991): Einstellungen zu aktuellen Fragen der Innenpolitik (1990) - DDR. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.