Opinion Barometer January/February 1990 - 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:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to development in the GDR, stand on German-German unification, comparison of living conditions GDR and FRG. Topics: Evaluation of the general prospects for the future; concerns in view of violence and aggression and neofascist tendencies; expectations regarding unemployment; stand on remaining in the GDR and understanding for those leaving; Sunday question regarding elections for the East German Parliament; preferred point in time for elections for the East German Parliament; possibility of personal voting decision for Republicans; FRG party competent for GDR politics; preferred development path for the GDR; stand on division of the GDR into districts and division into states; stand on German-German unification and time of unification; preferred form of government of united Germany; trust in the GDR government and the East German Parliament; stand on the speed of the reform process; assessment of the future significance of certain politicians for Europe; stand on the idea of liberal democratic socialism; personal identity; stand on equal employment opportunities for women and men; approval of social-political measures for young mothers, families and the older; stand on foreigners; evaluation of the demand for unity of Germany within the borders of 1937; stand on candidacy of the Republicans in the elections; main place of residence; membership in parties and new movements; party resignation before October 1989; frequency of receiving western radio stations; comparison of various areas of life in GDR and FRG: training opportunities, income, social security, environment, housing conditions, crime, provision for old age, medical care, living conditions; expectations regarding improvement in standard of living in the GDR; most sympathetic party in the FRG and desired composition of the Federal Government; stand on the Leipzig Monday Demonstrations and participation in them; attitude to contents and mottos of the Monday Demonstrations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-01 / 1990-02
    End of January 1990 to Start of February 1990
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: 1178
    Number of Variables: 83
Further opinion polls at this time are the studies with ZA Study Nos. 6009, 6011, 6012, 6013, 6014, 6015, 6016, 6017, 6018, 6049, 6076.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6010 (Type: ZA-No.)

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