Cities and Municipalities 1990 (Main Investigation)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Arbeitsgruppe Kommunalpolitik am Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgruppe Kommunalpolitik am Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Housing and land use planning
  • Abstract

    Effects of the upheaval processes on social interests within the community, structuring of municipal social policy, form of co-determination. Topics: Importance of individual responsibility and disposition rights of cities and municipalities for municipal property, decisions on environmental protection; importance of influence of municipalities on companies, on construction in the city, on child care; urgency of changes in the areas housing, job market policy, child care, trade and supply, health care, care of older and handicapped citizens, leisure opportunities, environmental protection, public order and safety, traffic situation, services, communication; responsibility of federal government and states, cities, companies, organizations, private economic businesses and of the individual for care of pensioners and handicapped, securing jobs and training vacancies, retraining measures, unemployment benefit, equal treatment of the sexes, family support, support of the underprivileged, child care, youth work, medical support, energy and water supply, sewage processing, environmental protection, leisure opportunities, preferred form of property for institutions of health care, child care, pensioner and handicapped care, local traffic, energy and water supply, science, business, for sport and leisure facilities, for residences and for land; responsibility of federal government and states, cities, companies, organizations, private economic businesses and the individual for the land utilization plans, new residence construction, residence market, arranging housing, determination of rent, creation of facilities for supply and services, structuring residential surroundings, residence exchange; form of property of residence; satisfaction with housing situation; varieties of providing residence; varieties of structuring rent; importance of the rights of the citizens to co-determination in selected areas; participation in these areas or readiness for this; forms of co-determination such as participation in the representative body, resident meetings, citizen petition, citizen referendum, independent citizen initiative, demonstrations, judicial action; information about municipal political statements of parties and organizations; influence factors on the voting decision; Sunday question; desired election campaign topics.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-03
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin, Leipzig, Rostock, Weimar, Radebeul, Storkow, Neutrebbin, Tiefensee
Sampled Universe
Sample of at least two typical residential areas (old and new construction), persons 16 years old and older.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1357
    Number of Variables: 216
Pilot investigation "Cities and Municipalities 1990", ZA Study No. 6303.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6302 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Lüders, K.; Bittmann, O.; Bodrow, M.; Großmann, H.; Huth, S.; Naumann, A.; Rentzsch, D.: Report Kommunalwahlen der DDR 1990. Forschungsbericht. Berlin 1990. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-274.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22