Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1991)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Crime
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitude to topics of domestic policy. Topics: Satisfaction with democracy; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; trust in public institutions (scale); importance of federal institutions (scale); preferred development of society (scale); most important goals of domestic policy; judgement on the right to asylum; attitude to a limit to admission of politically persecuted and consistent deportation of those whose application for asylum was denied; contacts with foreigners; national pride; satisfaction with social conditions in the Federal Republic; perceived threat to public safety as well as assumed increase or decrease of this threat; perceived threat as well as concern from selected forms of crime. Attitude to Europe; preference for national or European solution of selected political problems; assessment of the advantageousness of EC membership and NATO membership for the Federal Republic; expectations of the common domestic market the end of 1992. Agreement with a UN mission (blue helmet action) of the Federal German Armed Forces or Federal Border Guard; political participation; estimated time required to achieve equivalent living conditions in Eastern and Western Germany; perceived danger to democracy from former SED functionaries in Eastern Germany or the entire Federal Republic; assessment of the credibility of the PDS; attitude to the PDS as member of the Federal Parliament; importance of dealing with the STASI and SED past of the GDR (scale); trust in the (Gauck) special office for STASI records; need for experts from the West for Eastern German administration and economy; approval of government activities against left extremist or right extremist groups; jeopardy to democracy from these groups; postmaterialism; self-classification on a left-right continuum. Demography: living together with a companion through life; academic degree; perceived jeopardy to one´s own job as well as the jobs of friends and relatives; religiousness; union membership; party inclination; availability by telephone on weekday evenings. Also encoded was: date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-05 / 1991-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
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: 2655
    Number of Variables: 157
Further studies on current questions of domestic policy in the Federal Republic are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373, 1463, 1516, 1662, 1698, 1763, 1937 as well as 1967.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2120 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22