Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1993)

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
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Mass media
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to current topics of domestic policy. Topics: Satisfaction with democracy; party preference; 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; assumptions about abuse of the right to asylum; attitude to a limit to admission for applicants for political asylum and to consistent deportation of those whose application for asylum was denied; closeness to accomodations for applicants for political asylum and problems with applicants for political asylum; 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; desire for stricter laws or expanded powers for the police; perceived personal threat from selected forms of crime. Political participation and readiness for protest behavior; preference for national or Europe-wide solution of selected political problems; assessment of the advantageousness of EC membership of the country; attitude to an increased acceptance of responsibility in world politics by the Federal Republic. Estimated duration until achievement of equivalent living conditions in Eastern and Western Germany; attitude to putting an end to processing of the GDR past; conducting social conflicts with violence. Self-classification on a left-right continuum; reduction in election turnout as danger to democracy; election turnout reduction as protest behavior or reduction of interest in politics; classification of voters for right-wing radical parties as dedicated supporters or protest voters; importance of the problem of right-wing radicalism; stricter laws to combat right-wing extremism; attitude to government defense against radicals of right and left; assessment of the jeopardy to democracy from left-wing extremist and right-wing extremist groups and organizations (scale); attitude to the application of Berlin to conduct the Olympic Games; preference for a monthly increase in fees or increased advertising to finance the television stations ARD {First German Television Network} and ZDF {Second German Television Network}; accepted extent and point in time for advertising on public television; attitude to advertising in the breaks in sports broadcasts; judgement on the extent of presentation of violence on television and attitude to so-called reality TV. Jeopardy to job of respondent or a close person; union membership; religiousness; party inclination and party identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The population eligible to vote
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: 2577
    Number of Variables: 151
Comparable investigations on current questions of domestic policy were commissioned by the Bundesministerium des Inneren {Department of the Interior}. The studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373, 1463, 1516, 1662, 1698, 1763, 1937, 1967, 2120 as well as 2288.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2396 (Type: ZA-No.)

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