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Giving Germany Direction

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Gesellschaft für Bankpublizität, Köln
Publication Date
2000
Contributor
  • IPOS, Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on politics as well as the form of society and economy in Germany. Topics: most important problems in Germany; party preference; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; interest in politics and business; judgement on problem-solving ability after the Federal Parliament election; impression of a feeling of a new beginning after the Federal Parliament election; judgement on problem-solving ability in democracy; democracy as best form of government; danger to democracy from high unemployment; agreement with the demand of Federal President R. Herzog to carry out reforms even against the moods of the people; greater concentration on traditional values; optimism or pessimism regarding personal future; most important goals in life; satisfaction with education opportunities, possibilities for advancement and development, the possibility to obtain justice, protection from crime, chances for work, social security and possibility to reconcile employment and family; judgement on securing of prosperity as a task of every individual or the government; assessment of the self-initiative of the Germans; most important components of an ideal society; preferred industry support for existing structures or newer areas; attitude to achievement orientation; judgement on restriction of Germans by laws; agreement with the advantageousness of private action compared with government action; attitude to competition and market economy; the right people in top positions of the parties; willingness to accept a political office; necessity of a completely new party; degree of restriction of political leeway in Germany by globalization; judgement on the dispute culture of the politicians; role of the opposition; judgement on the success of the socially-oriented market economy in Germany and judgement on the future of the market economy; wage reduction, reduction in overtime, reduction of employer taxes, limitation of influx of ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe, establishment of part-time jobs, reduction of earnings-related unemployment benefit, employment at lower wages and combating illicit work as preferred manner to combat unemployment; more jobs from wage reduction; creation of jobs as task for government or businesses; assessment of the help for becoming self-employed; judgement on the extent of governmental intervention in the economy; approval of withdrawal of the government from owning shares of businesses; attitude to privatization of municipal services; attitude to increased personal share and concurrent reduction of medical insurance contributions; preference for increase or reduction in welfare benefits; legal right to pension and need for supplementary private retirement provision. Demography: sex; age (classified); school education; occupational training; employment; assessment of personal job security; occupational status; household size; composition of household with persons over 18 years old; trade union membership; unemployment and jeopardy to job in one's circle of friends; city size; state; survey date.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote
Sampling
Sample according to the RLD procedure and birthday key. 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: 2007
    Number of Variables: 96
Note
See also ZA Study Nos. 3220, 3221, 3223 and 3224.
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3220 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken (Hrsg.): Deutschland nach dem Regierungswechsel: Ergebnisse zweier repräsentativer Meinungsumfragen. (DEMO/SKOPIE Umfragen-Meinungen-Gesellschaftstrends, Nr. 3, Januar 1999)

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

IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim; Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Gesellschaft für Bankpublizität, Köln (2000): Deutschland Richtung geben. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.3220