International relations (May 1957)
- USIA, Washington
- DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
- Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
- IFOP, Paris Istituto Italiano Dell'Opinione Pubblica, Milano (Data Collector)
- International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Cultural and national identity
- International politics and organisation
- Conflict, security and peace
- Government, political systems and organisation
AbstractAssessment 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.
Germany (DE)FRG without West Berlin
Great Britain (GB-GBN)
Oral interview with standardized questionnaire.
Number of Units: 4760
Number of Variables: 122
- ZA1973 (Type: ZA-No.)
Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J. (Hrsg.): Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluations. New York: Praeger 1968.
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