Opinion Poll November 1989 - 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 renewal in the GDR, orientation in the future and stand on German-German unification. Topics: Evaluation of chances of renewal of GDR society; fear of violence, aggression and economic problems; stand on those leaving and personally remaining in the GDR; personal effort for renewal; personal visit to the FRG and West Berlin in the last few days; evaluation of the new travel regulations as proof of the new policies of the GDR government and as confidence-building measure; Sunday question regarding elections for the East German Parliament; preferred path of development for the GDR; previous participation in demonstrations and forums; trust in the new policies of the SED leadership and the action program of the SED; trust in political personalities (scale); personal identity; trust in M. Gorbachev and his policies; membership in parties, movements and FDJ; intended membership in a youth organization.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-11
    Second half of November 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative sample.
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. 6009, 6010, 6011, 6012, 6013, 6014, 6015, 6016, 6017, 6049, 6076.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6018 (Type: ZA-No.)

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