Attitudes to Security Policy in the Federal Republic (November 1987,II)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Judgement on questions of security policy as well as of the American and Soviet presence in Europe. Judgement on the American and Soviet way of life and the cultural as well as technical achievements of the countries. Image of the Americans. Anti-Americanism. Topics: Satisfaction with the social system in the Federal Republic; attitude to a change of the social system; countries representing similar as well as different social values than the Federal Republic; countries with great influence on the policies of the Federal Republic; attitude to foreign investments in the Federal Republic; countries with the greatest military threat for the Federal Republic; countries most likely to come to the aid of the Federal Republic in case of a military attack; attitude to Japan, the USA, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union; change of one´s own opinion on the United States as well as the Soviet Union; national consciousness (scale); country with model function for the life style in the Federal Republic; evaluation of this influence; judgement on current German-American and German-Soviet relations; assessment of German-American economic relations; attitude to German-American relations and perceived consideration of the Americans for German wishes; feeling of personal political effectiveness; approval of selected forms of political participation; attitude to protests and demonstrators against American policies (scale); attitude to American military bases in the Federal Republic; judgement on the relationship of American soldiers to the German civilian population; attitude to the closeness of the relation of the German and American foreign policy; judgement on US influence on German domestic policy; comparison of the USA and the Soviet Union regarding support of human rights in other countries, use of military force for national goals, willingness to negotiate in conflicts, trustworthiness in negotiations, attempting to rule other countries economically, support for poorer countries with foreign aid, intervention in other countries and the desire for peace; judgement on the cultural achievements of the United States in the area music, film, sport, media and literature; judgement on the technical achievements in the areas medicine, space flight, management methods, telecommunication and data processing; judgement on the social, economic and freedom achievements of the American society; personal contact with Americans and positive or negative experiences made here; trust in American defense preparedness for the Federal Republic; attitude to German NATO membership; comparison of Americans and Sowjets regarding their support for post-war Europe, their history and culture and their people; assessment of the support for peace by American or Soviet foreign policy; attitude to military support for the Contras in Nicaragua by the Americans and for the Sandinists by the Soviet Union; judgement on the Soviet presence in Afghanistan and US support for the opposition in Afghanistan; observing human rights in the USA and in the Soviet Union; extent of interest in news about German-American relations; most important and most trustworthy sources of information in the media about these relations; self-classification on a left-right continuum; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election 1987. Also encoded was: ZIP (postal) code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1074
    Number of Variables: 373
The study is part of an omnibus survey. The ZA Study Nos. 1796 to 1799 as well as die ZA Study Nos. 2446 to 2448 as well as 2451 were also commissioned by the same client.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2449 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22