Opinion Barometer April/May 1990 - Attitude to Development in the GDR

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

    Attitude to the current political situation in the GDR and German-German unification. Topics: Evaluation of prospects for the future in general and in various personal areas of life (scale); stand on remaining in the GDR; prediction for the next three years: economic upturn, solution of environmental problems, wage increase, democratization; personal identity; party preference and time of voting decision; extent to which informed about party program; Sunday question; stand on German-German unification; opinions on speed, point in time and conditions of unification; length of time for economic equalization; trust in political personalities of GDR and FRG; trust in the East German Parliament, the government of the GDR, parties and movements of the GDR, the Federal Parliament of the FRG and the large alliance; prediction on the election in December 1990; approval of trade unions and works councils as sole representation of interests in companies; attitude to enforcement of the achievement principle; stand on nuclear power plants; attitudes to employment of women, constitutional guarantee of the right to work; opinions on dealing with STASI employees; stand on the law on abortion; evaluation of the demand for unity of Germany within the borders of 1937; stand on actions against foreigners; goals in life (scale); feeling of being threatened in view of: environmental pollution, unemployment, increase in cost of living, crime, economic decline, aggression and violence, right-wing or left-wing radicalism and increasing egoism; self-assessment on psychological condition; conducting conversations on coping with problems; expectations of horoscopes; satisfaction with environment at place of residence, leisure opportunities, housing conditions, level of standard of living, work, pension; general contentment with life; reader of the daily newspaper "Bild"; membership in parties and movements; religiousness; monthly net earnings of respondent and partner; amount of savings.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-04 / 1990-05
    End of April 1990 to Start of May 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative sample.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1493
    Number of Variables: 118
Further opinion polls at this time are the studies with ZA Study Nos. 6009, 6010, 6011, 6013, 6014, 6015, 6016, 6017, 6018, 6049, 6076.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6012 (Type: ZA-No.)

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