Security Issue Survey (West Germany)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitude to current questions of security policy Topics: most important problem of the FRG; source of information about events in the FRG; television stations as source of information about problems in the FRG; most important objective of the FRG; support of the FRG in democratization in other countries; foreign influence on culture of the FRG; American culture as danger to German culture; attitude to the Soviet Union and Michail Gorbachev; attitude to the USA and George Bush; trust in the USA; defense expenditures of the FRG; military threat from various countries (USSR, Eastern European countries, USA, Western European countries, Irak, Iran, Libya and Arab nations); possible dangers for national security of the FRG; degree of familiarity of various organizations (UN, WEU, NATO, EC, CSCE); opinion on various organizations (UN, WEU, NATO, EC, CSCE); common foreign policy and security policy of the EC; attitude to national defense; agreement among Western European countries regarding defense policy; military forces for the EC itself; military help of the FRG for Eastern European countries; degree of agreement of interests between FRG and USA regarding defense and security of the West; opinion on the European Union; guaranteeing the security of the FRG; opinion on NATO; significance of NATO for the security of the FRG; trust in decisions of NATO regarding the FRG; future of NATO in view of changed political situation in Europe; distribution of defense burdens on NATO member countries; reasons for approval or rejection of NATO; NATO extension to the East; possession of nuclear weapons by NATO; participation of the USA in European defense questions; stationing of troops of the USA in Europe; role of reunited Germany in world politics; significance of NATO membership of united Germany; military contribution of the FRG in the Gulf War; justification of the war against Iran; support of Iraq Kurds by NATO; intervention of NATO outside its borders; compliance with UN Resolutions in military actions; use of military by the USA in the Gulf War; political interest; contacts in the USA; contacts with Americans; self-classification on a left-right continuum; Sunday question. Demography: party preference; marital status; employment; occupation of head of household; sex; occupation of respondent; age; persons in household; monthly income; school degree; religious denomination.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-04 / 1991-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Population over 18 years old.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection (random route).
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1037
    Number of Variables: 130
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3346 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22