East German Opinions on Current Political Issues

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitude of East Germans to current political questions. Topics: satisfaction with the work of the Adenauer government; agreement with military missions of West Germany to defend Europe; knowledge about a planned Four-Power conference; probability of an agreement on German reunification at the Four-Power conference; desired reaction of the western powers after a possible failure of the Four-Power conference; attitude of the USA to German reunification; desired delegation of the GDR at negotiations on reunification; freely elected delegation of the GDR under all circumstances; agreement with use of force to achieve German reunification; party preferred in Federal Parliament elections in West Germany; party preferred in all-German elections; reasons for party preference CDU or SPD. Demography: occupation; education; sex; age; state; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1953-08 / 1953-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    East Berlin
Sampled Universe
Population of East Berlin
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection at 7 (of 8) food distribution positions in West Berlin
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 448
    Number of Variables: 22
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3303 (Type: ZA-No.)

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