50 Years Federal Republic of Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Gesellschaft für Bankpublizität, Berlin
Publication Date
  • IPOS, Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Judgement on democracy in Germany. Expectations of the political future of the country. Topics: Party preference (Sunday question); feelings on the 50. anniversary of the Federal Republic; achievements which one can be proud of as a German; expectation of a rapid change of form of government in Germany; the constitution having proven itself; functioning of the political system in Germany; attitude to socially-oriented market economy; democracy possible without market economy; assessment of the problem-solving ability of the politicians; political changes from the government's moving to Berlin; advantageousness of this move of government; current and earlier attitude to reunification of the two German states; greatest current dangers for democracy; fair share of life; general life satisfaction; optimistic future expectation. Speculation about the future in 50 years: assumptions about future existence of a democracy in Germany, integration of Germany in an all-encompassing European state and possible seccession of individual states to individual countries; expectations of one's own professional career. Demography: age; sex; marital status; school education; employment; job security; occupational status; household size and number of persons 18 years old and older; net income; state; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample according to the RLD procedure and birthday key
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2012
    Number of Variables: 55
See also the ZA Study Nos. 3220, 3221, 3223 and 3224.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3222 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken (Hrsg.): Bilanz für die Zukunft: 50 Jahre Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Meinungsumfrage. (DEMO/SKOPIE Umfragen-Meinungen-Gesellschaftstrends, Nr. 5, Juli 1999)

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