Opinion Barometer November 1989 - Attitude to Development in the GDR

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig Institut für Marktforschung, Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig Institut fuer Marktforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to renewal in the GDR, orientation in the future and stand on German-German unification. Topics: Confidence regarding the renewal of society; concerns in view of violence, aggression and economic problems; stand on remaining in the GDR and understanding for those leaving; personal effort for renewal; frequency of trips to the FRG and West Berlin in recent time; attitude to the new travel regulations; Sunday question regarding elections for the East German Parliament and allocation of first and second votes; preferred development path for the GDR; stand on German-German unification; frequency of participation in demonstrations and forums; assessment of trust of the population in the new leadership of the SED; trust in the effectiveness of the action program; trust in political personalities (scale); personal identity; trust in the policies of Gorbachev; year of studies; size of main place of residence; membership in parties, organizations and new movements.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-11
    Second Half of November 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of the Institut fuer Marktforschung.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1623
    Number of Variables: 49
Further opinion polls at this time are the studies with ZA Study Nos. 6010, 6011, 6012, 6013, 6014, 6015, 6016, 6017, 6018, 6049, 6076.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6009 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22