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Youth '94

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • SPIEGEL-Verlag, Hamburg
Publication Date
1995
Contributor
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
Description
  • Abstract

    Ideas of young people on politics, society, government, nation and democracy. Attitudes to nationalism and foreigners. Media usage. Topics: preferred decade in which to grow up since the 50s; desire for life in a country other than Germany and country preferred for this; selection of an ideal weekend city from a list presented; characterization of negatives of German cities; classification of the ideal or desired way of life between globetrotter and manager; ideal leisure activity on a Friday evening; fear of the future (scale); desired life expectancy; feelings of hate; party preference of parents; description of the upbringing style of parents; most important reference person or upbringing authority; personal desire for children; reason for a possible rejection of desire for children; significance of work; monthly income sought at the age of 35 years; ideas of an ideal monthly income for a four-person family; primary source of income and monthly income available; forms of use or investment of a small inheritance; brand orientation with selected products; attitude to movie and television advertising; frequency of reading books; preferred book author; preference for reading books, magazines or comics; greatest Rock or Pop singer of all times; preferred film; attitude to German films; use of video per week; judgement on the extent of violence and sex broadcasts on television; perceived aversion or tension from scenes of violence; attitude to more German series on television, more German films in the movies and increased German music on the radio; daily watching television; watching news on television and frequency of reading daily newspapers; optimistic future prospects; expected future development of society and technology; judgement on the sensibility of demonstrations; attitude to stickers, buttons and posters with political content; attitude to the federal chancellor; trust in selected organizations; party preference; general attitude to membership in a political party and ideas about one´s own candidacy for a political office; attitude to a social year for all young people; attitude to personal participation in a mission of the Federal German Armed Forces in military actions, in peace actions of the UN and in missions in time of catastrophe; attitude to men in Uniform; personal election participation or reasons for non-participation in the election; interest in politics; general attitude to politics, politicians and the parties (scale); fed up with politics; attitude to state; best German post-war chancellor; national pride and achievements of which one can be proud as a German; knowledge of the date of the opening of the wall and significance of this day for the respondent; knowledge of the date of the national holiday for German unity; significance of democracy; attitude to defense of the social system of the country; personal political actions to defend democracy in Germany; comparison of the current political condition of the country with that of before unification of Germany; naming the perceived improvements or deteriorations of the condition; association with the words East Germans and West Germans; desired assimilation of the East Germans to West German customs; mutual learning about one another by the West Germans and East Germans; friends in the other part of Germany; associations with the term fatherland; national pride; nations whose citizens can be particularly proud of their country; characterization of Germany and typical German characteristics; naming of great German personalities; attitude to the federal flag and the term nation; attitude to singing the National Anthem in school each morning; attitude to preference for Germans over foreigners in house-hunting as well as in allocating admissions to university and trainee positions; assumed superiority of the Germans compared to other peoples and specification of the peoples to whom one feels superior; hostility to foreigners; term used for people of black skin color and for homosexuals; perception of applicants for political asylum as economic refugees, foreigners or politically persecuted; groups, about which one tells jokes; attitude to nationalist sayings; attitude to a stricter penal system as well as the death penalty; attitude to reduction in foreign aid; social distance from foreigners, with the example of a Vietnamese; personal contacts with foreigners; attitude to Africans and assumed attitude of parents to a friendship with an African; attitude to a Jew as Federal President and assessment of Hitler as statesman; judgement on school education about Hitler; personal contacts with Nazis and Neonazis; attitude to the Hitler salute; secret desire to paint swastikas; attitude to discussion about the Third Reich (scale); political conduct given a hypothetical participation of Republicans in the Federal Government; local ties or identification with the region, state, the western or eastern part or feeling as a German, European or citizen of the world; association with the term Europe; importance of areas of life; hedonism or career as preferred attitude to life; most important successes in life so far; most important things causing fear in personal and social area; particularly desired personal characteristics; associations with the word emptiness; most important social values for living well together in society; attitude to the demand for more discipline for young people; understanding for deviant behavior and personal deviant behavior; attitude to neighbors who call the police at disturbance of the peace; significance of loyalty and trust; highly valued personalities in politics and entertainment; sympathy with selected youth groups and youth groupings; conduct regarding drug dealers and personal use of drugs; age at starting to use soft drugs; perceived menace from violence; carrying a weapon and designation of the type of weapon; belief in God; meaning of Christ; living with one´s parents or in a group sharing a residence; growing up with one´s parents.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-07 / 1994-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Young people between the ages of 14 to 29 years
Sampling
Representative quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2044
    Number of Variables: 660
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2564 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • SPIEGEL special: Die Eigensinnigen. Hamburg: SPIEGEL-Verlag, November 1994.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 77 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

SPIEGEL-Verlag, Hamburg (1995): Jugend '94. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2564