Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1985)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Censuses
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Attitude to political questions. Topics: satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); party inclination; most important reasons for non-participation in the election; trust in public institutions; degree of familiarity of federal offices and assessment of their importance; attitude to access of the government to private matters; familiarity of tax benefits for low-emission vehicles; car possession; intent to purchase a low-emission vehicle or preference to re-equip; attitude to further demands for maintaining clean air (scale); attribution of partial cause of forest death to automobile emissions, heating, industry or garbage incinerating plants; reduction in use of power, water, car driving and cleansers given a possible increase in price due to environmental protection measures; personal impact of environmental pollution and importance of selected environmental protection measures; personal participation in recycling of used glass and waste paper; availability of return containers; purchase of disposable or returnable bottles; willingness to collect metal household trash separately; intent to participate in unconventional forms of political protest; importance of political tasks and goals of the Federal Government; judgement on their development since the Federal Parliament election 1983; attitude to the law requiring demonstrators to leave their faces uncovered and to the identity card secure against forgery; attitude to the planned census and intent to participate; attitude to selected political and social demands (scale); judgement on the decline in population in the Federal Republic; attitude to defense shelters in residential buildings; personal unemployment or unemployed in household. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; social origins; union membership. Interviewer rating: city reference number; place of work; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1840
    Number of Variables: 138
Studies of comparable content are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373 (1984), 1516 (1986), 1662 (1987) and 1698 (1988).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1463 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22