Security and Defence Policy Opinions in Germany 2011, Partial Study 2

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr (ZMSBw), Potsdam
Publication Date
  • TNS Emnid, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
  • Abstract

    Opinions on security policy, attitudes towards the Federal Armed Forces. Foreign deployments of the Federal Armed Forces. Topics: 1. Security policy opinion, attitudes towards the Federal Armed Forces: institutional trust (public schools, German Bundestag, statutory pension insurance, political parties, Federal Employment Agency, trade unions, Federal Constitutional Court, statutory health insurance, Federal Armed Forces, police, Protestant Church, Catholic Church, Federal Criminal Police Office, Federal Intelligence Service, Federal Government); personal sense of security; feeling of being threatened by: Reduction of social benefits, loss of job or not being able to find a job, terrorist attacks in Germany, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons in the hands of terrorists, military attack on Germany, worldwide climate change due to global warming, criminality in the personal environment, increasing national debt of other European states, failure of the Euro; Preferences with regard to Germany´s security and defence policy orientation (Germany should pursue an active policy and help to overcome problems in the world, should rather concentrate on overcoming its own problems, in security and defence policy Germany should primarily act with its allies, should be as independent as possible in security and defence policy and be able to act alone, Germany should also use military means to solve international crises and conflicts, should primarily use diplomatic means to solve international conflicts, should primarily use its economic power to solve international crises); preferences with regard to the tasks of the Federal Armed Forces abroad (e.g. stabilising the security situation in a crisis region in Africa, participation in the fight against international terrorism, etc.) and in Germany (e.g. disaster relief, rescue of missing persons, defence in the event of a military attack on Germany, etc.); positive or negative attitude towards the Federal Armed Forces; affective attitude towards the Federal Armed Forces (of course, that Germany has its own armed forces, Federal Armed Forces is a normal part of society, foreign body in German society, feeling of gratitude for the Federal Armed Forces, pride in the Federal Armed Forces, feeling of aversion, Federal Armed Forces has proven useful in its missions at home and abroad); knowledge of the Federal Armed Forces slogan ´Wir.Dienen.Deutschland. 2. Foreign deployments of the Federal Armed Forces: knowledge of various foreign missions of the Federal Armed Forces (International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF), Peacekeeping Force in Kosovo (KFOR), Peacekeeping Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR), ATALANTA mission off the coast of Somalia, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and agreement to Federal Armed Forces participation in the respective foreign missions; impact of the Federal Armed Forces´s ISAF mission in Afghanistan on various areas (security situation in the Federal Armed Forces-controlled region in northern Afghanistan, living conditions of the people in the controlled region, Afghanistan´s development opportunities, the fight against international terrorism, stability of the region as a whole, Germany´s standing in the Islamic world, security situation in Germany, standing of the Federal Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany); evaluation of the success of the ISAF mission of the Federal Armed Forces in Afghanistan; immediate withdrawal of the Federal Armed Forces from Afghanistan; associations with the term ´veteran of the Federal Armed Forces´ (open); opinion on the appreciation of veterans (public recognition e.g. through a veterans´ day, benefits from private companies or service providers, additional benefits from the state such as veterans´ pensions); media use: frequency of use of various media in everyday life (tabloids, regional daily newspapers, national newspapers and business papers, news magazines, weekly newspapers, private television, public television, news channels, radio stations, Internet: Forums, blogs, online editions of newspapers, magazines or television stations, social networks, photo or video portals, as well as personal conversations with friends, acquaintances, colleagues or relatives). Demography: sex; age; marital status; education; net household income, party identification. Additionally coded: respondent ID; interview date; weight.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-11-03 / 2011-11-17
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 16 and over in private households with landline connection
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 131
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7621 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2020-05-05