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Aspirations and Fears of West German Citizens

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Hopes and fears of West German citizens. Topics: hopes and fears regarding one's own future; assessment of the personal situation: five years ago - in five years; hopes and fears on the future of Germany; assessment of current national situation as well as five years ago and in five years; most important municipal problem; most important domestic problem; most important foreign policy problem; attitude to abandoning nuclear energy; cooperation with USA; relationship FRG and Russia; scale on opinion on the USA and Russia; attitude to Western European integration; attitude to the common European market; attitude to the Euratom Plan; equiping the Federal German Armed Forces with nuclear weapons; strength and significance of various countries (USA, Russia, Germany); strength and significance of Germany in the future; involvement of Germany in a new war; knowledge about the NATO; members of NATO; contribution of Germany to the defense of Western Europe; withdrawal of NATO troops and USSR troops from Europe; attitude to rearmament; attitude to reunification; party preferences. Demography: age; religion; education; city size; sex; class.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 480
    Number of Variables: 289
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3326 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington (2000): Aspirations and Fears of West German Citizens. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.