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The Reunification of West Germany

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

    Living conditions in the GDR and attitudes to current political questions. Topics: conditions in East Germany; past and future developments of the nutrition situation, legal conditions and responsibility of local administration offices; paths to reunification; blame for the division of Germany; time required until reunification; alliance membership of reunited Germany; readiness for concessions for reunification; assumed attitude of the Russians on reunification; satisfaction with Adenauers policy on Germany; knowledge about reintroduction of compulsory military service in the FRG; reintroduction of compulsory military service as danger to reunification; attitude to compulsory military service; prestige of Adenauer. Demography: occupation; age; school education; state; frequency of visits in the west in the last year; sex. Also encoded was: date of interview; place of interview; interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1956-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Visitors from the GDR at a trade fair in West Berlin
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 500
    Number of Variables: 106
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3310 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington (2000): The Reunification of West Germany. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.