Citizen Orientations regarding Socio-Political Mediation Structures and the Political System of the Federal Republic (October 1993)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kreikenbom, Henry (Jena)
Publication Date
  • GFM-Getas, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Political orientations, memberships and judgement on contact with authorities and parties. East-West comparisons.$Topics: 1. Memberships: detailed recording of memberships in clubs, initiatives, professional associations and parties; trust in institutions; perceived representation of interests by selected groups, parties, citizen movements and initiatives as well as classification of the importance of these organizations. 2. Contact with authorities and judgement on parties: judgement on authorities and offices as well as judgement on contact with authorities (scale); most important political goals of the country; current party preference and party identification; length of party identification; understanding of democracy (scale); issue ability of the parties; year of birth and month of birth; employment in the civil service; living together with a partner; ties to church; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; party preference (Sunday question); non-voters were asked which party they most likely would vote for. 3. East-West comparison from the point of view of former citizens of the GDR: the following questions were also posed to residents of the GDR before the turning point: preferred West party before the turning point; party identification; comparative evaluation of possibilities and situations in the GDR and with current conditions, e.g. in building or house-hunting, influence on municipal political decisions, the situation on the job market, travel opportunities, saving, medical care, participation in decisions at work, free expression of opinion and influence on politics of the country.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-10 / 1993-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample) of 1000 respondents each in the western part and in the eastern part 18 years old and older
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2109
    Number of Variables: 284
The study is part of the Social Science Omnibus III/93 and was supported by the Kommission fuer die Erforschung des sozialen und politischen Wandels in den neuen Bundeslaendern (KSPW) {commission for research of social and political change in the new states}.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2796 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kreikenbom, Henry; Stapelfeld, Maxi: Die Transformation der politischen Kultur in den neuen Bundesländern am Beispiel der Bürgerorientierungen gegenüber den soziopolitischen Vermittlungsstrukturen und dem politischen System in der Bundesrepublik: Repräsentative Bevölkerungsumfrage im Auftrag der Kommission für die Erforschung des sozialen und politischen Wandels in den neuen Bundesländern (KSPW). Jena: Juni 1995.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22