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Conditions in the GDR (September 1959)

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:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Living conditions in the GDR. Topics: improvement in conditions in the GDR; community life in the GDR; paths to reunification of Germany; time required until reunification; free elections in the whole of Germany; risk of a new war over Berlin; judgement on the USA to avoid awar; satisfaction with the Geneva conference; success of the participants at the Geneva conference; effect of the conference for Berlin; meeting of Eisenhower and Khrushchev; topics of the meeting of Eisenhower and Khrushchev; reasons for agreement of Eisenhower and Khrushchev with a meeting; judgement on mutual visits between USA and Russia; initiative on the meeting of Eisenhower and Khrushchev; effort to reduce tensions in the world. Demography: occupation; age; education; state; sex; place of survey. Also encoded was: interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
East German visitors at a trade fair in West Berlin.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 600
    Number of Variables: 86
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3325 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington (2000): Conditions in the GDR (September 1959). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.