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The 'Berlin Republic'

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Berlin
Publication Date
2000
Contributor
  • IPOS, Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the condition of the Republic of Germany and the role in the world. Progress in unification. Topics: most important problems in the country; party preference (Sunday question); problem-solving ability of the politicians; understanding of democracy in the sense of willingness to compromise, strong political leadership and restriction of democratic processes to the area of politics; speculation about future existence of a democracy in Germany and integration of Germany in an all-encompassing European state; assessment of the functioning of the political system in the country; the socially-oriented market economy having proven itself; jeopardy to democracy through unemployment; expected development in the next 10 years regarding unemployment, social expenditures, government indebtedness, the position of the country in international competition, military conflicts, inflation; considering GDR past and National Socialism finished; trust in public institutions, organizations, constitutional organs, media and selected associations; knowledge about the term "Berlin Republic"; expected effects of the government's moving to Berlin; current and earlier attitude to unification of the two German states; expected political changes from the government's moving to Berlin; judgement on the correctness of the decision to move; expected economic and cultural influences of the move on other German cities; image of Berlin tarnishd as capitol of old Reich; characterization of East Germans as well as West Germans (scale); expected time to achievement of equivalent standard of living in Eastern and Western Germany; justified dissatisfaction of East Germans with the adjustment of living conditions; adequate effort of the Federal Government for achievement of equivalent living conditions; joy about overcoming the division; most important problems of unification solved; identity as West German, East German or German; trip to the new or old states since the fall of the wall; attitude to an increased effort to solve conflict in the world; arrogant German foreign policies since reunification; increasing importance of decisions in Brussels or in Berlin; preference for independence or integration in the European Union; claim of Germany to a leading role in Europe in the areas of security policy and finance policy; expected increase in significance of Western or Eastern Europe; assessment of the popularity of the Germans with their European neighbors; judgement on the economic development of Eastern Germany and Western German after the war; preparedness for the challenges of the future. Demography: age; marital status; school education; occupational training; occupational status; employment; household size and number of persons 18 years old and older; sex; state; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-09 / 1999-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote
Sampling
Sample according to the RLD procedure and birthday key. Two separate samples were drawn for Eastern and Western Germany.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2031
    Number of Variables: 94
Note
See also ZA Study Nos. 3220, 3221, 3222 and 3224.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3223 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken (Hrsg.): Deutschland von innen und von außen: Die "Berliner Republik": Ergebnisse repräsentativer Meinungsumfragen in Deutschland, Frankreich, Polen und den Niederlanden. (DEMO/SKOPIE Umfragen-Meinungen-Gesellschaftstrends, Nr. 7, Januar 2000)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 71 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim; Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Berlin (2000): Die 'Berliner Republik'. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.3223