Business Location Germany 1998

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Gesellschaft für Bankpublizität, Köln
Publication Date
  • IPOS, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the economic situation of the country and expected development of the economic situation. Attitude to market economy questions. Attitude to the common European currency. Topics: most important problems in Germany; intent to participate in the election; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; judgement on current economic situation in Eastern Germany or Western Germany; expected personal economic situation, currently and for the future; judgement on the economic situation in Germany; judgement on the economic situation in the country in comparison to Western European neighbors; judgement on the socially-oriented market economy in Germany; expected development of the standard of living for the future; wage costs, environment regulations or sales markets as major reason for production by German companies abroad; judgement on the level of business profits and business taxes in Germany; judgement on the sales tax increase; most important countries as competetors of German business; judgement on the quality of industry products from Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Czech Republic, USA and from the People´s Republic of China; comparison of technical progress in Germany, Japan and USA; judgement on the speed of technical progress and governmental hinderance of progress; assessment of the readiness of Germans for innovation; trade unions, businesses, Federal Government, Bundesbank, German unity or world economic situation as major reason for current economic problems; preference for wage contracts at association level or company level; orientation of wage increases on the rate of inflation; creation of jobs as task of government or companies; most important reasons for unemployment in Germany; judgement on the extent of governmental intervention in business; judgement on the extent of current social services; problems of reunification solved; preference for economic growth or environmental protection; judgement on the situation in the universities: too many students, study times too long, too little money for universities, too low support of the highly gifted, preference for introduction of tuition fees, too little effort by college instructors and students; attitude to a leading role by the Federal Republic of Germany in European foreign and security policy as well as in European economy and financial policy; advantageousness of membership of the country in the EU; necessity of political unification of Europe to preserve prosperity; too much influence of the EU on national decisions; attitude to the new common currency, Euro; advantages or disadvantages of introduction of the Euro for the German economy, for the respondent personally, for Germany in the short-term as well as in the long view; expected change of political influence by Germany on Europe through introduction of the Euro; expected changes in unemployment and cost of living in Germany; assessment of the stability of monetary value after introduction of the Euro; expected introduction of the Euro and expected observance of the time plans for introduction; desire to stick to the Maastricht criteria as condition for participation in the common currency; advantages or disadvantages as result of postponing introduction of the Euro; significance of the Euro for the respondent; necessity of a common currency for progress of European unification; preferred countries for immediate participation in the European currency; protection of the European market through duties or preference for open competition; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the Euro; counseling services personally received about the effects of the Euro and statement of counseling institution; assessment of the counseling service of banks and savings banks in view of the topic Euro; assessment of the security of the Eurocheque card; possession of a Eurocheque card. Demography: state in which the respondent is eligible to vote; city size; age in classes; school education; occupational training; extent of employment; personal jeopardy to job; occupational group; size of household; persons in household 18 years old and older; union member in the household; close persons who are unemployed or whose job is endangered; sex.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample according to the RLD procedure and key based on birthday. Two separate samples for Eastern and Western Germany.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2028
    Number of Variables: 141
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3029 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken (Hrsg.): Deutschland vor der Zukunft: Der Wirtschaftsstandort im Zeichen des Euro. Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Umfrage. (DEMO/SKOPIE Umfragen - Meinungen - Gesellschaftstrends, Nr. 1, April 1998)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22