International Relations (June 1962)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • Institut Francais d'Opinion Publique, Paris Gallup Poll, London Societa Internazionale per le Ricerche di Mercato, Milano (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Questions on security policy. Attitude to the Common Market. East-West comparison and preferred economic system. Topics: Attitude to selected countries; preferred political position of one´s own country; judgement on American and Soviet foreign policy; agreement in principle of the interests of one´s own country with the interests of the USA and the USSR; confidence in the ability of the USA to solve international problems; judgement on the peace efforts of the USA and the USSR; alliance loyalty of the USA to Western Europe; attitude to nuclear tests and to a test-ban treaty even without a surveillance system; judgement on one´s own standard of living in the past, at present, and in future; country with the highest standard of living; superiority of the communist or anti-communist countries in military, economic and scientific areas as well as in the area of space flight; attitude to use of nuclear weapons in case of attack on one´s own country; judgement on the American peace corps program; attitude to a possible peace corps program of one´s own country, to a united Western Europe and to the membership of one´s own country in the Common Market; assumed effect of the Common Market on the standard of living, on the political unification of Western Europe and on the influence of the USA on European affairs; approval for a change of American influence on Europe; judgement on American trade policy; supposed attitude of the USA and the USSR to the Common Market and effect of the Common Market on US imports; attitude to socialism, communism and capitalism as well as to a nationalization of industrial establishments; outstanding characteristics of a social, capitalist or communist economic system; preferred economic system; classification of the economic systems of selected countries as more socialist or capitalist and attitude to the economic systems of these countries; judgement on American capitalism (scale); TV viewing; attitude to American television programs and films; judgement on American films, books, newspapers, music and television programs as agent of American life-style; trips to the movies; film preferences relative to individual countries; frequency of viewing American films; judgement on American, British, French and Italian films as an image of life in these countries; impression of different aspects of American life mediated by American films. In France the following questions were also asked: income, employment of household help; ownership of automobile, radio and real estate. Interviewer rating: duration of interview (Great Britain only); location of interview (Italy only); respondent´s willingness to cooperate (FRG only).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Italy (IT)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 21 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5146
    Number of Variables: 167
The survey was carried out in two forms (A and B). 1234 persons were interviewed in the FRG, 1307 in France, 1261 in Great Britain and 1344 in Italy. The study has the USIA-designation XX-14. 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.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1975 (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.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22