Protest Behavior of Farmers

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Opp, Karl-Dieter (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Hamburg)
  • Baumgärtner, Theo (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Hamburg)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Rural economics
  • Abstract

    Protest readiness of farmers on the Lower Rhine. Topics: satisfaction with current economic situation and future expectations; scale of political alienation; intensity of neighborhood relations; agreement of opinion in the neighborhood about agricultural policy; things in common with the neighbors; necessity of involvement in agricultural policy; internalized norms of political participation as well as legal or illegal political protest; moral justification of use of violence regarding things and persons to achieve political goals; readiness for participation in selected forms of political protest: participation in election boycott, affixing stickers on cars and tractors, participation in collecting signatures as well as a market boycott, participation in a permitted demonstration, refusal to pay installments, bills or taxes, occupying offices, halting traffic or blocking border-crossings with a demonstration as well as participation in citizens´ initiatives; degree of perceived political effectiveness (scale); expected positive and negative sanctions; reaction of relatives, neighbors and authorities to participation in political actions; full-time or part-time company; size of entire area under agricultural use in hectares; size of leased area; development perspectives of the company; self-classification of social class; relative satisfaction with income; year of birth; education level; leisure time; member in the German Farmers Association; knowledge about the association ´Baeuerliche Landwirtschaft´ {Farmer Agriculture}; having an office in the association ´Baeuerliche Landwirtschaft´ or in another organization.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-02
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
    district Wesel and district Kleve
Sampling Procedure Comment: Combination of random route procedure and cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 265
    Number of Variables: 70
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2436 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Baumgärtner, Theo: Determinanten politischen Protests: Eine Untersuchung bei Landwirten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Hamburg: Dr. Kovac 1991.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22