Attitude to the Political Situation and Development in the GDR 1990

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:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Expectations of social development and concerns, attitude to German-German unification, comparison of living conditions GDR and FRG, party preference. Topics: Expectation of personal future; fear of violence and aggression; understanding for those leaving the GDR; confidence regarding the development of unemployment; fear of neofascist tendencies; intent to remain in the GDR; attitude to the election for the East German Parliament and party preference; desired point in time for the election for the East German Parliament; attitude to candidacy by the Republicans in the elections in the GDR and personal voting decision; valuation of political parties of the FRG in their GDR policies; preferred development path of the GDR; preference of division of the GDR in districts or states; attitude to German-German unification; desired time of unification; preferred form of government of united Germany; trust in the government or in the East German Parliament of the GDR; attitude to the pace of political reforms; desired significance of political personalities for European policies (scale); attitude to the idea of liberal democratic socialism; personal identity (scale); attitude to equal opportunities in employment and the role of women in the family; attitude to social-political measures of the GDR; attitude to foreigners; evaluation of the demand for unity of Germany within the borders of 1937; membership in parties and movements; resignation from a party in October 1989; member of a youth organization; frequency of use of western media; frequency of listening to programs of the Deutschlandfunk; comparison of living conditions of GDR and FRG (scale); expectation of the reduction in the gap in the level of standard of living between GDR and FRG; preferred party of the Federal Republic; supplemental form for schoolchildren: personal identity (scale); specification of native country; reasons for solidarity with the GDR (scale); evaluation of personality and social characteristics among Cubans, citizens of the FRG, citizens of the GDR (scales); Supplemental form for apprentices: attitude to life planning; expectation of the future; goals in life (scale); solidarity with the GDR; attitude to life in the GDR; solidarity with the Soviet Union; personal future expectations until the year 2000 (scale); interest in politics; frequency of use of the media of the GDR and FRG for political information (scale); world view.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-01 / 1990-02-10
    End of January 1990 to 10 February 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren and apprentices.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2042
    Number of Variables: 170
Further opinion polls at this time are the studies with ZA Study Nos. 6009, 6010, 6011, 6012, 6013, 6014, 6015, 6016, 6017, 6018, 6049.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6076 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bertram, B.; Dennhardt, R.; Friedrich, W.; u. a.: Ergebnisse der DDR-repräsentativen Meinungsumfrage M2: Kurzbericht. Leipzig 1990. ZIJ: F 90/6.
  • Thiele, G.: Das politische Profil von Lehrlingen im Februar 1990 - im Vergleich zu Schülern und Studenten. Eine Trendanalyse zwischen den Meinungsumfragen M1 (November 1989) und M2 (Februar 1990): Ergänzender Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1990. ZIJ: F 90/5.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22