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Attitudes to the Soviet Union and the USA (ABC News West Germany Poll, May 1989)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • ABC News, New York
Publication Date
  • Inter/View, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Opinion on West Germany and its relationship with the United States and the Soviet Union. Topics: respondent´s view of Helmut Kohl´s handling of his job as chancellor of West Germany; United States or the Soviet Union as the country which is more a force for peace in the world, which is the source of more unrest in the world, and which is the better friend of West Germany; impressions of the political leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, president of the Soviet Union, and of George Bush, president of the United States; more trust in Bush or in Gorbachev; the political leader most interested in arms control; West Germany and the other western countries can trust Gorbatchev more, less or about the same amount as past Soviet leaders; Gorbatchev´s motives in relationship with western countries (wants peaceful relations or trying to gain an advantage for the Soviet Union); chances of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe increased or decreased in the last five years; changes in Soviet foreign policy of changes in United States foreign policy has helped decrease the chances of invasion more; Soviet conventional forces should be reduced versus arms reduction should go ahead anyway; NATO is still necessary for the defense of Western Europe; the Cold War between West and East is coming to an end; views on the United States´ short-range nucelar weapons and on American troops stationed in West Germany; view on immediate negotiations between the NATO allies and the Soviet Union to discuss reducing the number of short-range nuclear weapons both sides have in Europe; West Germany should increase or decrease the quotas for immigrants; view on re-unification with East Germany. Demography: Age of respondent; year of birth; region. Additionally coded was: respondent ID.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-05-12 / 1989-05-22
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephone in West-Germany
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Two-Stage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 30
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2305 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • (Type: DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2015-10-23

ABC News, New York (2015): Einstellungen zur Sowjetunion und zu den USA (ABC News West Germany Poll, May 1989). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.