International Relations (October 1958)
- USIA, Washington
- DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
- Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
- Institut Francais d'Opinion Publique, Paris (Data Collector)
- Istituto Italiano dell' Opinione Pubblica, Mailand (Data Collector)
- International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Cultural and national identity
- International politics and organisation
- Conflict, security and peace
- Government, political systems and organisation
AbstractComparison of the image of the USA with that of the Soviet Union as well as attitudes to questions of international policy. Topics: The survey was conducted with a split questionnaire. The common part contained the following questions: most important domestic and foreign policy problems of the country; attitudes to selected countries; desired East-West orientation of the country; stereotype concepts of Americans (list of characteristics); judgement on the influence of American culture on one´s own country; judgement on the American economic system and American foreign policy; attitude to stationing of American troops in the country; contacts with American soldiers; attitude to the conduct of Americans regarding blacks; sources of information about America; attitude to a military intervention by the Americans in the Formosa conflict; assumed result of the peaceful competition of the two great powers; judgement on cultural life as well as the education system in selected countries; desired military and political cooperation with the USA; party preference. Split A: Attitudes to atomic energy, China´s admission into the UN, American Middle and Far East policy; sympathies in case of a war between China and America; judgement on the danger of war (scale); judgement on the USA in comparison to the Soviet Union regarding their military strength and scientific progress; preferred military leadership power; judgement on the conduct of American and other soldiers (only in the Federal Republic); importance of non-military tasks of NATO. Split B: Attitude to selected heads of government, the leadership role of the USA and American foreign policy; assessment of the seriousness of the disarmament efforts of the superpowers; preferred position of one´s own country in a military conflict between the USA and the USSR as well as possibility of neutrality; knowledge about the situation of the disputed islands in the Formosa conflict; trust in NATO; judgement on the USA in comparison to the Soviet Union regarding economic progress (only in the Federal Republic) and existing social class differences. Interviewer rating: social class (not in France) and willingness of respondent to cooperate (only in the Federal Republic); number of contact attempts (not in Great Britain and Italy); city size; date of interview. The following questions were posed in France: house ownership; possession of a car; possession of a radio; employment of household help. The following question was posed in Great Britain: union membership. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Germany (DE)FRG without Saarland
Great Britain (GB-GBN)
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 4879
Number of Variables: 259
- ZA2124 (Type: ZA-No.)
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