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International relations (May 1957)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • USIA, Washington
Publication Date
1991
Contributor
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
  • IFOP, Paris Istituto Italiano Dell'Opinione Pubblica, Milano (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    Assessment of the international relations of the country and judgement on American policy. Questions on security. Image of the USA. Topics: Attitude to selected countries; assessment of the foreign policy of the USA and the USSR; judgement of selected international politicians; preference for an East or West orientation of one´s own country; attitude to atomic energy; danger of a world-war; assessment of the peace efforts of the USSR and the USA; preferred strategy to guarantee the security of one´s own country (split); attitude to a withdrawal of American troops from Europe; attitude to unification of Western Europe; attitude to a Europe with a strong central government; expectation of a common European Market; judgement on the chances of achieving such a market; attitude to the atomic plan; effects of a European unification on the influence of the Americans in Europe; attitude to the new English defense plan; confidence in NATO and assessment of its strength; sympathy for Israelis or Arabs in the Near-East Conflict; judgement on American Near-East policy and the Eisenhower Doctrine; supposed reasons for a dependence of the country on the USA; interest of the respondent in selected areas of American life, e.g. education, economics, politics, culture and racial problems; party preference. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent. In Great Britain the following questions were also asked: confidence in the USA; attitude to the use of atomic bombs or hydrogen bombs on enemy cities as well as on front-line troops; attitude to British nuclear tests in the Pacific and an unconditional halt to these tests. In the Federal Republic the following questions were also encoded: day of interview and willingness of respondent to cooperate. In Italy the following questions were also encoded: number of contact attempts; reasons for refusal; place of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1957-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Italy (IT)
  • France (FR)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 21 and older.
Sampling
Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4760
    Number of Variables: 122
Note
1106 persons were interviewed in Germany, 1156 in France, 1267 in Italy and 1231 in Great Britain. The study has the USIA-designation XX-9. A split questionnaire was used. The USIA-Studies of the XX-Series (international relations) from XX-2 to XX-18 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1969-1976 as well as 2069-2074 and 2124-2127.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1973 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J. (Hrsg.): Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluations. New York: Praeger 1968.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

USIA, Washington (1991): Internationale Beziehungen (Mai 1957). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1973