Cities and Municipalities 1990 (Pilot 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:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Effects of the upheaval processes on social interests of the cities, structuring of municipal social policy, forms of co-determination. Topics: Urgency of economic reforms, changes in subsidy policies, reforms in the education system, increase in individual responsibility of the cities and municipalities as well as co-determination of the citizens, change of the election system, reforms in the area of law, changes in culture policies, measures to protect the environment; importance of individual responsibility of the cities, municipal disposition rights for financial and material resources, companies in municipal property; importance of freedom of decision in construction and school matters in the city, information policies, citizen co-determination; satisfaction with information about problems and developments in the city or municipality; interest in more information about finances, resolution documents, land utilization plan, city structuring, construction plans, environmental protection, housing construction plans, providing residence, business and supply, leisure opportunities, happenings in one's residential area; means of information; urgency of changes of housing conditions, co-determination, child care, leisure opportunities, traffic conditions, services as well as business and supply, health care, looking after older citizens and environmental protection; importance of regulation rights with national-economic structure developments, land utilization, city structuring, questions of environmental protection, financing questions, housing questions, health and social system; readiness for honorary participation in selected areas; forms of co-determination; membership in parties; honorary activity in residential area; satisfaction with housing situation; Sunday question; stand on introduction of the state structure and expectations of this; organization of large cities in municipal districts; tasks of the municipal district councils.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-01
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Leipzig, Rostock, Radebeul, Storkow, Neutrebbin, Tiefensee
Sampled Universe
Sample of at least two typical residential areas, persons 16 years old and older.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 893
    Number of Variables: 126
Main Survey "Cities and Municipalities 1990", ZA Study No. 6302.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6303 (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