Publicity of Finances

Resource Type
  • Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik, Köln
  • Forschungsstelle für empirische Sozialökonomik, Köln
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Budget and Fiscal Policy
  • Abstract

    Governmental financial-economic knowledge and reactions of West Germans to governmental financial-economic activities. Topics: Associations with the terms ´tax´ and ´government´ (sentence completion test); knowledge about public budget, classification of types of taxes as well as recipients of taxes and about government use of taxes; knowledge of consumer taxes and the tax rate for selected products; preference for increase in taxes or reduction in government expenditures; types of tax paid by respondent; knowledge about the composition of one´s own wage deductions; perception of the church tax as ´organization contribution´ or taxes; judgement on the expenditure policies of the government in selected areas; actual and subjectively perceived tax burden; judgement on tax equity; preference for income tax increase or increase in consumer tax; desired sanctions for tax offenses; occupational groups keeping taxes from the government; judgement on the taxation mentality in comparison over time since the Kaiserreich; granting support to relatives and attitude to donations for charity organizations; frequency of reading newspapers; smoking habits; possession of a vehicle; possession of a telephone; local residency. Demography: possession of durable economic goods; employment; occupation; sex; school education; vocational training; religious denomination; marital status; age; size of household; city size; refugee status; household income; state; memberships; self-assessment of social class.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-07 / 1958-08
  • 1958-07 / 1958-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG (without Saarland and West Berlin)
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Age: 16 and older.
Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
  • Schmölders, Günter: Das Irrationale in der öffentlichen Finanzwirtschaft: Probleme der Finanzpsychologie. Hamburg: Rowohlt 1960
  • Rexhausen, Felix: Die Finanzpublizität der Länder und Gemeinden. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1963 (Finanzwissenschaftliche Forschungsarbeiten, H. 28)
  • Finanzwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut an der Universität Köln: Steuern und Staatsausgaben in der öffentlichen Meinung der Bundesrepublik. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1960

Update Metadata: 2015-09-02 | Issue Number: 81 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21