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Study on Antisemitism in Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • FORSA, Berlin
  • DIE WOCHE, Hamburg
Publication Date
  • FORSA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Political ideology
  • Abstract

    Attitude to Jews. Topics: Estimated number of Jewish fellow-citizens in the Federal Republic; perceived positive or negative changes in the general attitude to Jews; attitude to Jews in one´s circle of friends; image, stereotype or character traits of Germans and Jews by means of a semantic differential; attitude to Jews (scale); attempt of Jews to extract advantages from the national socialist past; Jews´ own share of guilt in their persecution and punishment by God due to the crucifixion of Christ; assumed recognizability of Jewish origin on external appearance; solidarity of Jews with Israel; too much influence of Jews in the world; considering the topic of Jewish persecution finished; guilt of Jews for their own fate; viewing an ethnic German Jew as Jew or German; comparison of the conduct of Jews regarding Palestinians with the conduct of Nazis in the Third Reich; German superiority regarding other peoples; desire to deport all Jews to Israel. Demography: self-assessment on a left-right continuum; administrative district; city size; year of birth; sex; employment; occupational position; school degree; size of household; children under 18 years old in household; year of birth of children; net household income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking persons 14 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2005
    Number of Variables: 65
For comparable question formulations see also ZA Study No. 0838.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3074 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schneider-Haase, Thorsten: Der ewige Antisemit. In: DIE WOCHE, Weihnachten/Neujahr 1999.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

FORSA, Berlin; DIE WOCHE, Hamburg (1999): Studie zum Antisemitismus in Deutschland. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.