Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1992)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Jung, Matthias (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Attitude to current 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. Attitude to foreigners and the right to asylum; assessment of abuse of the right to asylum; attitude to an ammendment to the constitution 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; necessity of foreign workers for the German economy. Satisfaction with social conditions in the Federal Republic; satisfaction with the constitution; perceived threat to public safety as well as perceived increase in general crime; perceived personal threat from selected forms of crime. Political participation and readiness for protest behavior; attitude to Europe; assessment of the advantageousness of EC membership for the Federal Republic; preference for national or Europe-wide solution of selected political problems. Need for additional qualified employees from the West to strengthen public administration in Eastern Germany; estimated time required until achievement of equivalent living conditions in Eastern and Western Germany; importance of dealing with the STASI and SED past in the GDR; the one responsible for comeing to terms with the GDR past; trust in the (Gauck) special office for STASI records; attitude to the right to access to one´s own STASI file; preference for a comprehensive or minor ammendment to the constitution. Self-classification on a left-right continuum; classification of voters for right-wing radical parties as dedicated supporters or protest voters; importance of the problem of right-wing radicalism and assessment of greater activities in West or East Germany; judgement on the active government defense against radicals from left and right; assessment of the extent of jeopardy to democracy through left-wing extremist and right-wing extremist groups and organizations (scale); year of birth and month of birth; judgement on the jeopardy to one´s own job and loss of job among close persons; unemployment or short time work; union membership; party inclination; religiousness.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2717
    Number of Variables: 151
Comparable investigations on current questions of domestic policy were commissioned by the Department of the Interior and are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373, 1463, 1516, 1662, 1698, 1763, 1937, 1967 as well as 2120.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2288 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22