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Citizen Orientations Regarding the Socio-Political Mediation Structures and the Political System of the Federal Republic (October 1994)

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:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Political orientations, memberships and judgement on parties. Topics: Residence in the GDR before the turning point; political discussions during youth in parental home and participation of the children; political fundamental philosophy of parents in youth of respondent; reference persons or persons influencing opinion in youth and stating political fundamental philosophy of these persons; detailed recording of memberships in clubs, professional organizations and parties during the GDR time; personally holding office in these organizations, associations or parties; evaluation of organizations on a positive-negative continuum; assessment of representation of one´s own interests by trade unions, initiatives and parties; most important political goals of the country; current memberships in organizations, trade unions, associations, clubs and parties; personally holding office in these organizations and degree of participation in activities in these individual organizations; sources of information about politics used at GDR times and at time of survey; characterization of development of current parties; ability of the parties in selected controversies; inclination toward Western parties before the turning point; month of birth; living together with a partner; religiousness; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1994; party preference (Sunday question); party inclination.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-10 / 1994-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample) of about 1000 respondents each in the western part and in the eastern part
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2102
    Number of Variables: 351
The study is part of the social science omnibus 3/94 and was supported by the commission for research of social and political change in the new states (KSPW).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2858 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kreikenbom, Henry (1996): Bürgerorientierungen gegenüber den soziopolitischen Vermittlungsstrukturen und dem politischen System der Bundesrepublik (Oktober 1994). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.