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ZA0435: International Relations (April 1956, Germany)

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  • ZA0435_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 932 KBytes
  • ZA0435_q.pdf (Questionnaire) 617 KBytes


  • ZA0435_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 70 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): International Relations (April 1956, Germany). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0435 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0435
TitleInternational Relations (April 1956, Germany)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1970)
Date of Collection04.1956 - 04.1956
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt


AbstractViews on various countries, judgement on American and Soviet policies as well as the USA image of the Germans. Topics: Most important problems of the FRG; attitude to England, France, Sweden, Netherlands, China, America and the Soviet Union; desired political orientation of the FRG; judgement on Soviet foreign policy, the peace efforts of the superpowers, the danger of war and the general successes of the western powers and the communist powers; attitude to American or Soviet aid for Africa and to extension of Trade with the East; attitude to unification of Europe, atomic energy and nuclear weapons tests; judgement on disarmament efforts; attitude to conflicts in the earlier possessions of England, France and the Netherlands; attitude to socialism, communism and capitalism (scale); desired agreement of the economic system of the FRG with that of the USA; judgement on the term ´capitalism for everyone´ and various areas of American life; knowledge about the race problems in the USA and their effects on the image of America; party preference; membership in a trade union. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; school education; occupation; household income; head of household; state. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer; age of interviewer and sex of interviewer; city size.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without Saarland
UniverseAge: 21-79.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 04.1956

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
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Further Remarks

NotesIn measuring the attitude to American capitalism a split questionnaire was used. The study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 1971.
Number of Units: 863
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J. (Hrsg.): Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluations. New York: Praeger 1968.
  • Allerbeck, Klaus R.: Demokratisierung und sozialer Wandel in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Sekundäranalyse von Umfragedaten 1953-1974. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1976.
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  • International Relations
    Principal Investigator: USIA, Washington; Data Collector: DIVO, Frankfurt