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Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1986)

Resource Type
  • Berger, Manfred (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to questions of domestic policy. Topics: satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties; satisfaction with the achievements of the government, opposition and individual parties; trust in public institutions; degree of familiarity and assessment of the importance of Federal Offices; attitudes to snooping by the government in the private sphere; knowledge of tax benefits for low-emission vehicles; car possession; possession of an environmentally friendly motor vehicle; knowledge about possiblities to re-equip older cars; personal plans to re-equip or intent to purchase an environmentally friendly car; intended time of purchase; compatibility of unleaded gasoline with one´s own car and source of information; use of unleaded gasoline; attitude to nuclear power plants; party responsible for air pollution; perceived changes in air pollution in the last few years; assumed air pollution from a coal-fired power plant in comparison with a nuclear power plant; sport and play facilities in the residential surroundings and perceived disturbances from these facilities; preferred location of sport and play facilities; assessment of the degree of annoyance from selected sources of noise; personal experience with authorities; understandability of official announcements and notifications; frequency of filling out applications or forms that are difficult to understand; rank order of preferred environmental protection measures; participation in recycling of used glass and waste paper; availability of return containers for used glass and waste paper; purchase of disposable and returnable bottles; willingness to collect metal household trash; opportunity for separate disposal of household trash (green trash can); presence or use of special collection points and special collections at place of residence; willingness to participate in unconventional forms of political protest; assessment of the importance of selected political tasks and goals as well as their development since the last Federal Parliament election; issue competence of the government and parties in the Federal Parliament; attitude to the identity card secure against forgery; attitude to the planned census and intent to participate; attitude to selected social demands and concepts of an ideal society (scale); attitude to summer time; assumed winner in the next Federal Parliament election. Demography: year of birth; month of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; union membership; number of persons in household 18 years old and older; characterization of residential surroundings according to occupational groups. Interviewer rating: city code; place of interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-04 / 1986-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2015
    Number of Variables: 208
Studies of comparable content are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373 (1984), 1463 (1985), 1662 (1987) and 1698 (1988).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1516 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter: Einstellungen zu aktuellen Fragen der Innenpolitik 1986. Unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht. Mannheim: Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS) 1986.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 69 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1986): Einstellungen zu aktuellen Fragen der Innenpolitik (1986). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.