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

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

    Judgement on parties and politicians as well as political attitudes. Judgement on German unification. Topics: Confidence in the future; judgement on the general as well as one´s own current economic situation as well as the economic situation in a year in the Federal Republic and the GDR; assessment of the development of unemployment in the Federal Republic and the GDR; most important problems and ability of the parties to solve them; party inclination; judgement on the speed of unification and unification of the two German nations; ability of the Federal Government as well as the SPD in questions of unification; party preference (second vote, rank order procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; judgement on the chances of the FDP, the Greens, the Republicans, the PDS in an all-German election; issue relevance; issue ability of the parties; assumed effects of unification on the stability of monetary value and the standard of living in East and West; judgement on the time of economic and currency union; estimated point in time of an economic improvement in the GDR; assessment of the capability of the FRG to build the economy in the GDR (FRG); readiness of the FRG to build up the GDR economy (posed in the GDR); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; fear of unemployment; ties to church; solidarity with trade unions; union membership; visit to the FRG or GDR after opening of the wall. Also encoded was: date of interview and length of interview; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-08-20 / 1990-08-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (random route)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire in the GDR. The survey was conducted by telephone in the FRG.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3485
    Number of Variables: 84
A comparable study is archived under ZA Study No. 2134.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2135 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1992): Einstellung zur Vereinigung der beiden deutschen Staaten (August 1990). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.