International Relations (October 1969)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
  • Institut Francais d'Opinion Publique, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Istituto Italiano dell' Opinione Pubblica, Mailand (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
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Judgement on American and Soviet foreign policy. Attitude to selected countries and NATO. Topics: Most important problems of the country; attitude to France, Germany, Great Britain, the USSR and the USA as well as perceived changes in the last few years; assumed reputation of one´s own country abroad; trust in the USA and the USSR to solve world problems; judgement on the agreement of words and deeds in foreign policy as well as the seriousness of the peace efforts of the two great powers; the USSR or the USA as current and as future world power in the military and scientific area as well as in space research; benefit of space travel; attitude to a strengthening of space flight efforts; knowledge about the landing on the moon; necessity of NATO; trust in NATO; judgement on the contribution of one´s own country to NATO; preference for acceptance of political functions by NATO; attitude to a reduction in US soldiers stationed in Western Europe; expected reductions of American obligations in Europe; probability of European unification; desired activities of government in the direction of European unification; preference for a European nuclear force; judgement on the disarmament negotiations between the USA and the USSR; expected benefit of such negotiations for one´s own country and expected consideration of European interests; increased danger of war from the new missile defense systems; prospects of the so-called Budapest recommendation; attitude to the American Vietnam policy; negotiating party that can be held responsible for the failure of the Paris talks; sympathy for Arabs or Israelis in the Middle East Conflict; preference for withdrawal of the Israelis from the occupied territories; attitude to an increase in the total population in one´s country and in the whole world; attitude to birth control in one´s country; attitude to economic aid for lesser developed countries; judgement on the influence and advantageousness of American investments as well as American way of life for one´s own country; autostereotype and description of the American character by means of the same list of characteristics (stereotype); general attitude to American culture; perceived increase in American prosperity; trust in the ability of American politics to solve their own economic and social problems; judgement on the treatment of blacks in the USA and determined changes; proportion of poor in the USA; comparison of proportion of violence or crime in the USA with one´s own country; general judgement on the youth in one´s country in comparison to the USA; assessment of the persuasiveness of the American or Soviet view; religiousness; city size. Also encoded was: length of interview; number of contact attempts; presence of other persons during the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; understanding difficulties of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-09 / 1969-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
Sampled Universe
Persons 21 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5272
    Number of Variables: 146
In Germany 1703 persons were interviewed, in France 1208, in Great Britain 1159 and in Italy 1202. The USIA designation of this study is XX-18. 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
  • ZA2127 (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.
  • Allerbeck, Klaus R.: Demokratisierung und sozialer Wandel in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Sekundäranalyse von Umfragedaten 1953-1974. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1976.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22