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The Post Communist Citizen East Germany 1992

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Fuchs, Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Roller, Edeltraud (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Weßels, Bernhard (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
Publication Date
2000
Contributor
  • USUMA GmbH, Berlin, Germany (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Political culture, political and economic orientations during the transition to democracy. Topics: Political activities; watching news on TV; reading newspaper articles about politics; meaning of democracy (scale); left-right-self placement; meaning of "left" and "right"; member of a political party, associations, religious organization or trade union; satisfaction with democracy; development of the economic situation of the country in the last years and assumed changes in the next year; present corruption; conditions of the working class, peasantry, middle class and entrepreneurs during the time of present and previous regime; income differences; financial situation compared with that of the parents in former times; speed of changes; satisfaction with the previous and present government; influence on decisions at workplace; working husband/wife; influence on family decisions; satisfaction with family situation; attitudes to homosexuals, abortion and working women; trust in institutions; medical care covered by the state; limits on the amount of money that one can earn; depending on the government vs. taking care of themselves; environment vs. industrial growth; the most important conflicts in the country; power of the government; running the country for the benefit of all people; trust in government; role of elections and parliament; voting and voting decision in the last election; reasons for not voting; voting for the same party in the next election; duties of the governments; inflation vs. unemployment; decisions which violate people's interests; prospects of democracy in the country; political situation and its development next year; satisfaction with democracy; role of political parties; preferred country to live in; privatization of companies and agricultural land; character of capitalist and socialist economy; management of industrial enterprises; party and political movement affiliation; reasons for joining a strike; unconventional political participation; one- vs. multi-party system; attitude towards politics; trust in politicians; winner and looser of the regime change; ranking of living conditions in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Soviet Union, Poland and Czechoslovakia and assessment of their citizens; religion; relationship with neighbors; savings; social class self placement; ownership of a private enterprise; producing agricultural goods; replacement of the job; work overtime; extra work.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    East Germany
Sampled Universe
The residents aged 18 and older living in permanent residence
Sampling
Multi stage sample
Collection Mode
  • Interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1087
    Number of Variables: 270
Note
The data set is part of the Post Communist Citizen project 1990-1992. The integrated data set is archived ZA Study No.: 3218.
Availability
Download
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3219 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Barnes, S. H.; Simon J. (Hrsg.): The Postcommunist Citizen. Erasmus Foundation, Budapest and Institute for Political Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 1998

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Fuchs, Dieter; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Roller, Edeltraud; Weßels, Bernhard (2000): The Post Communist Citizen East Germany 1992. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.3219