Pilot Survey in Berlin 1989 (Quick Survey 1)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Projektgruppe Meinungsforschung am Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Projektgruppe Meinungsforschung am Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Social welfare systems/structures
  • Abstract

    Pilot survey on the day of border opening, hopes and fears, free elections, leaving the GDR, political attitudes. Topics: Development in the last four weeks; results of the congress of the Central Committee of the SED; attitude to the election system; understanding of the term "free elections"; knowledge about the election program of the parties and organizations; possibilities of financing travel to the west; relatives and friends who have left and understanding for this; personal departure intents; reasons for remaining in the GDR; understanding for returnees.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    GDR: Berlin: municipal districts Hohenschoenhausen, Prenzlauer Berg.
Sampled Universe
Residents of old and new construction as well as users of the border-crossings on the day of border opening 15 years old and older.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 618
    Number of Variables: 32
Comparable study ´Pilot Survey in Berlin 1989 (Quick Survey 2)´, ZA Study No. 6309.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6308 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22