Ulster Investigation 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Empirisch-Methodische Arbeitsgruppe am Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Empirisch-Methodische Arbeitsgruppe am Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Political interest, attitude to German-German unification and unification of Europe, assessment of political parties and politicians, evaluation of the past and future situation in the GDR. Topics: Importance of various areas of life and social developments; assessment of ability of various parties on this; Sunday question; political interest; assessment of ability of political personalities; preferred path of German-German unification; interest in personal political activity; behavior at the polls on 18. March 1990 and influence factors on the voting decision; attitudes to political leadership personality and leadership class; attitude to equal rights for men and women; political interest; stand on the GDR; preferred path of German-German unification and evaluation of the pace of the unification process; evaluation of the economic situation in the GDR and FRG; stand on financial support of unification through the West German citizens; assessment of the election promise of Helmut Kohl; attitude to defense policy of Germany; concerns regarding a powerful Germany; stand on the role of Germany in unification of Europe; evaluation of the past and future situation in the GDR; classification of occupational groups in income groups; status classification of occupational groups; stand on differences in standard of living; preferred social form of property; stand on the death penalty; stand on an amnesty for MfS members and SED functionaries; belief in a united Europe; member countries in united Europe; significance of the "Neues Forum" {New Forum} or "Demokratie Jetzt" {Democracy Now} for the turning point; stand on "Alliance '90"; significance of Michael Gorbachev for the turning point.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Districts in all districts of the GDR, persons 18 years old or older in households of the GDR in the surroundings of the place where the interviewer was stationed.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Randomly selected districts in all districts one survey person per household of the GDR in the surroundings of the place where the interviewer was stationed
Collection Mode
  • Written survey (direct-mail)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 624
    Number of Variables: 184
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6313 (Type: ZA-No.)

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