Attitude to Unification of the Two German Nations (March 1990)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude to unification of the two German nations. Topics: Confidence in the future; judgement on one´s own economic situation at the current point in time as well as in a year; preferred manner of cooperation of FRG and USA; national pride; attitude to admission of emigrants from the GDR, ethnic Germans from East Bloc nations, guest workers and persons seeking asylum; assessment of the burdens for the Federal Republic arising from this; attitude to unification of the two German nations; short-term and long-term expected consequences of unification (two comparable scales); expected advantages of reunification for businesses or workers; readiness for social and political changes in the framework of unification; preference for sovereignty of the GDR and presumed standpoint of the population in both the East and West on this question; desired point in time for unification; estimated time required to reach western standard of living in the GDR; expected influence of GDR elections on the flow of emigrants from East Germany; ability of the parties in questions of unification; effects of currency union on the stability of monetary value; capability of the FRG to construct a new GDR economy; party preference; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election 1987; satisfaction with party voted for; religiousness; interest in moving to the GDR.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-03-19 / 1990-04-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters living in private households with telephone
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample according to the ADM Mastersample based on current telephone directories
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2022
A comparable study is archived under ZA Study No. 2135.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2134 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

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