International Relations (West Germany)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Social exclusion
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to the military development of the USA and the Soviet Union. Topics: opinion on various countries (England, France, USA, USSR); good and bad characteristics of the USSR or the USA; judgement about political personalities of various countries; attitude to atomic energy; block affiliation of West Germany; block affiliation in the case of war; danger of a world war in the next few years; efforts of the USSR/USA to avoid a new world war; judgement on the USA and USSR in a competition without war; scientific development in the USSR; USA and the other western powers in comparison; military power of the USSR, the USA and the West in comparison; relation between the USSR and other western countries regarding nuclear weapons; possibilities to secure peace for West Germany; knowledge about the NATO; trust in the effectiveness of NATO; rearmament in the FRG; withdrawal of US military forces from West Germany; armament with nuclear weapons; provocation of Russia through nuclear weapon armament; knowledge about the NATO conference; effect of the conference on the military strength of NATO; knowledge about Sputnik; influence of the Sputnik success on opinion about Russia; superiority of Russia in scientific development; superiority of the capability of the Sowjet system; impression of the scientific development of Russia; military danger from the scientific development of Russia; opportunities of West Germany to react to the calculation by Russia; relation of West Germany with the USA; political and military cooperation with the USA; West Germany as partner of the USA with equal rights; race discrimination in the USA; development of equal rights of certain population groups in the USA in the last 10 years. Demography: sex; age; occupation; education; party preference; social class; city size; state. Also encoded was: date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1957-11 / 1957-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without Saarland
Sampled Universe
Persons between 21-79 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 813
    Number of Variables: 187
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3320 (Type: ZA-No.)

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