Complete Barometer 1995 (Cumulated Data Set)

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)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Bundespresseamt Bonn)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Political questions. European Union. Questions on unification. Topics: In all 10 individual studies the following questions were repeated: most important political problems in the country; city size; intent to participate in the election and party preference; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for parties and politicians as well as for the Federal Government and opposition; most sympathetic party (rank order); living together with a partner; union membership; religiousness; unemployed in social surroundings; party inclination; party identification; day of survey; district code. In at least one survey the following additional questions were posed: satisfaction with election result; attitude to a one-party government of CDU/CSU; coalition preference; attitude to a grand coalition; preference for federal chancellor; comparison between Kohl and his challengers as well as between Scharping and Schroeder; preferred SPD candidate for chancellor; assignment of government services to federal government, states or municipalities; adequate service performance of the federal government, states and municipalities for the taxes collected by them; judgement on the economic situation in Western Germany and in Eastern Germany as well as expected changes; personal economic situation and its expected development; influence of the governing party on one´s own economic situation; expected upwards development of the German economy; ability of the parties to solve the economic problems in Eastern Germany and in Western Germany as well as in the fight against unemployment, the fight against crime, security policy, policies on environmental protection, currency stability and in improving the situation in the housing market; attitude to counting sick days and time at health resorts against vacation; attitude to Saturday work; judgement on the solidarity surcharge; attitude to the exercise of pressure by the Federal Government on Russia due to the Chechnya war; attitude to CDU/Greens coalitions at state level; self-classification on a left-right continuum; fears of personal harm to health through mad-cow disease (BSE); attitude to retention of public law television stations; ARD {First German Television Network}, ZDF {Second German Television Network} or third programs as candidates for possible elimination given financial shortage; future role of the NATO after dissolution of the East Bloc; general attitude to an extension to the East of the NATO and preferred countries for admission into the NATO; attitude to a professional army in the Federal Republic; judgement on current problems with compensating the costs in nursing care insurance; assessment of the probabilities of success of the UN climate conference; preference for an independent country or merger with the countries of the EU; advantageousness of membership of the country in the EU; attitude to replacement of the DM by the ECU; approval of stricter German concepts for the common European currency; preferred name for the European currency; expected stability of a common European currency in comparison to the DM; approval of the DM as common European currency; preference for the same name for the currency in all countries or supplement by the designation of the respective national currency; necessity of a common European currency; accepting new countries as development perspective of the EU; welcoming elimination of border checks through the Schengen Treaty; feared increase of crime through elimination of border checks; attitude to a rapid acceptance of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, the Slovak Republic, Baltic countries, Turkey, Slovenia and Croatia in the EU; attitude to blue helmet missions of the Federal German Armed Forces; judgement on the development of living conditions in the new states; adequate effort of the Federal Government for the achievement of equivalent living conditions in East and West; judgement on the position of the FDP in the government coalition; FDP as appendage of the CDU/CSU; preferred FDP chairman and expected development of the party with a new chairman; FDP has become unnecessary; judgement on a renewed candidacy of Federal Chancellor Kohl; alternative candidates for chancellor in the CDU/CSU; general attitude to unification of Germany and judgement on the unification process; judgement on the achievement of equivalent living conditions in East and West up to now; comparison of the current economic situation in Eastern Germany with the economic situation before the turning point; judgement on current education chances, social security, occupational prospects of advancement and legal certainty in Eastern Germany in comparison to the time before the turning point; expected duration of equalizing conditions in Eastern and Western Germany; attitude to acceptance of international responsibility by the Federal Republic; judgement on the military actions of NATO and the UN in Bosnia; attitude to deployment of German soldiers for surveillance of the armistice in Bosnia; approval of expanded powers for the police to combat organized crime; attitude to bugging private areas by the police; judgement on reduced tax revenues of the country; preference for governmental increased indebtedness or reduction in expenditures; earnings-related unemployment benefit, foreign aid, European Community, agriculture, public administration, social services, environmental protection, defense, research or long-time unemployed help as preferred areas for governmental reduction in expenditures; attitude to lengthening store opening times; judgement on the change in SPD party chairmanship; judgement on the manner of replacing the old party chairman; assumed support of the new party chairman Lafontaine by the party rank and file; expected change in political orientation of the SPD; postmaterialism (Inglehart index).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-01 / 1995-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection according to the RLD procedure (randomize last digit)
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 12773
    Number of Variables: 260
The study contains the data of the ten monthly individual surveys. There was no survey in July. Further studies from this series are archived under ZA Study No. 2599.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2788 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 244 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22