Opinion Makers 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes of elites and persons influencing opinion on questions of economic policy. Topics: most important tasks of large concerns; expected development of the Dollar exchange rate to the end 1993 and the growth rate of the gross national product in 1993; inflation expectation for 1993; expected unemployment figures; preferred measures to combat unemployment; judgement on the importance of European cooperation in selected areas; most able politicians in selected subject areas; print media usage; judgement on German products in international competition (scale); effects of the EC domestic market on selected areas of business in the FRG; prediction for the Federal Parliament election; effect of a red-green coalition on the economy; party preference; preferred measures for a flexible arrangement of working hours; area of business affiliation and personal interest in areas of business; importance of various characteristics for companies. Also encoded was position and area of responsibility of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-08 / 1993-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons influencing opinion in areas relevant to economic policy. Defined as target groups for the survey were: politicians, senior officials, trade unionists, journalists, managers and bankers.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Written and oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1326
The investigation is part of a trend survey conducted every two years since 1973. Besides the repetition of a series of identical question formulations questions of current economic policy are also surveyed. The first study of this series is archived under ZA Study No. 1632. Further surveys: ZA Study Nos. 1633 (1985), 1634 (1987), 1785 (1989) and 2290 (1991). Of the 1326 opinion makers 1053 were interviewed in writing and 273 orally. The respondent group was comprised of 206 politicians, 229 senior officials, 210 trade unionists, 271 journalists, 211 managers and 199 bankers.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2422 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22