International Relations (February 1964)
- USIA, Washington DIVO, Frankfurt
- DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
- SIRME, Societa Internazionale per le Ricerche di Mercato, Mailand (Data Collector)
- Institut Francais d'Opinion Publique, Paris (Data Collector)
- Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
- DIVO, Frankfurt SIRME, Societa Internazionale per le Ricerche di Mercato, Milano Institut Francais d`Opinion Publique, Paris Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
- International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- International politics and organisation
- Conflict, security and peace
- Government, political systems and organisation
AbstractQuestions on foreign policy and security policy. Judgement on nuclear weapon tests and disarmament questions. Comparison of USA and USSR. Topics: Most important problems of the country; satisfaction with the standard of living; best friend and greatest enemy of the country; attitude to France, USA, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and China; preferred East-West-orientation of the country; agreement of national interests with the interests of the Soviet Union or the interests of the USA; judgement on American and Soviet foreign policy as well as on their peace efforts; comparison of the scientific, economic and military strength of the two world powers; preference for the Soviet Union or for North America as major military power; expected winner in the contest of the economic systems; willingness to make an increased European defense contribution to the NATO; estimate of the danger of a Soviet attack; comparison between Soviet citizens and Americans concerning the liberties available and the fair share in the prosperity of the country; perceived rapproachment of the two world powers; attitude to an agreement between the USA and the Soviet Union on abolition of nuclear weapons tests and expected effect on the standard of living; USA or USSR as forerunner of disarmament agreements; knowledge about the prohibition of underground nuclear tests within the scope of such an agreement; attitude to a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Europe; attitude to a unification of Western Europe; desired attitude of a European Community to the United States; perceived influence of organizations and associations in the country; attitude to increased American private investments in the country and to a European foreign aid; perceived rapproachment of the Soviet Union and Red China as well as assessment of the development of the Soviet-Chinese conflict; most probable cause and possible circumstances of a nuclear war; knowledge about the UN membership of one´s country; attitude to the UN and to a UN military force; assessment of the treatment of non-whites in France, America, in the Soviet Union and in South Africa (in Great Britain also asked about the treatment in one´s own country); knowledge about race problems in the USA and influence of this knowledge on the image of America; interest in international politics; especially admired politician in Western Europe; listening to foreign radio stations; trade union membership; party preference. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent. Also encoded were: duration of interview; number of contact attempts; willingness of respondent to cooperate; size of city; date of interview (FRG only). In Italy the following questions were also asked: daily papers read; change in election behavior compared to the year before; radio ownership and frequency ranges; place of interview.
Germany (DE)FRG without West Berlin
Great Britain (GB-GBN)
Oral interview with standardized questionnaire.
Number of Units: 4645
Number of Variables: 185
- ZA2073 (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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