Business Location Germany 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Berlin
Publication Date
  • IPOS, Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the economic situation of the country and expected development of the economic situation. Attitude to market economic questions. Attitude to the common European currency. Topics: most important problems in Germany; intent to participate in the election and party preference (Sunday question); judgement on the current economic situation in Eastern Germany or Western Germany; current personal economic situation; judgement on the economic development of Germany; judgement on the economic situation in comparison to Western European neighbors; judgement on the socially-oriented market economy in Germany and its future; prosperity of society; prosperity in danger, protection of prosperity and future of prosperity; wage costs, environmental regulations or sales markets as primary reason for production by German companies abroad; judgement on the level of company profits and business taxes in Germany; advantageousness of globalization for Germany and for respondent himself; degree of restriction of leeway for political decisions from globalization; necessity of business mergers; attitude to world-wide competition (scale); German companies prepared for international competition; rewarding interest of foreign companies in investing in Germany; development of attractiveness of Germany for foreign investors in the last few years; countries that are a threat to the German economy; judgement on quality and prices of industry products from Germany in comparison to foreign products; comparison of technical progress in Germany, Japan and the USA; judgement on the speed of technical progress in Germany; judgement on the future prospects of small and medium-sized companies in Germany; company size or specialization in particular products and capabilities as primary reason for economic success of a company on the world market; significance of German large concerns and medium-sized companies; relationship of the government with medium-sized companies; attitude to self-employment; assessment of innovativeness of Germans; necessity of greater mobility for occupational reasons; preference for wage agreements at association level or at company level; orientation of wage increases on the rate of inflation; approval of the pension at 60 years; creation of jobs as task of government or business; most important reasons for unemployment in Germany; judgement on extent of governmental interventions in the economy; expectations of the tax reform; complexity and expected simplification of the tax reform; judgement on the extent of existing social services; judgement on the ability of the German education system; advantageousness of membership of the country in the EU; currently perceived existence of a European currency or not until circulation of cash; advantages or disadvantages of the introduction of the Euro for the respondent personally, for Germany in general in the short as well as in the long view; expected changes of unemployment and the cost of living in Germany; assessment of stability of monetary value after introduction of the Euro; advantageousness of exchange rate loss of the Euro against the Dollar for Germany and perceived importance of this topic; judgement on the long-term chances of success of the Euro; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the Euro. Demography: state in which respondent is eligible to vote; city size; age in classes; school education; highest university degree; occupational training; extent of employment; jeopardy to one's own job; occupation group; status as salaried employee; status as civil servant; household size; persons in household 18 years old and older; union member in household; close persons who are unemployed or whose job is endangered; sex. Also encoded was: day of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote
Sampling Procedure Comment: 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: 1522
    Number of Variables: 111
See also ZA Study Nos. 3220-3223.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3224 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken (Hrsg.): Deutschland im Wandel; Der Wirtschaftsstandort im Zeichen der Globalisierung. Ergebnisse repräsentativer Meinungsumfragen. (DEMO/SKOPIE Umfragen - Meinungen - Gesellschaftstrends, Nr. 8, Mai 2000)

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