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The 'Berlin Republic'

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Berlin
Publication Date
  • IPOS, Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • 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 Procedure Comment: 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
See also ZA Study Nos. 3220, 3221, 3222 and 3224.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3223 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 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: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 83 | 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.