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ZA0597: International Relations (October 1958, Germany, Form B)

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Citation Citation USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1974): International Relations (October 1958, Germany, Form B). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0597 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0597
TitleInternational Relations (October 1958, Germany, Form B)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1974)
Date of Collection10.1958 - 10.1958
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt


AbstractComparison of the image of the USA and the Soviet Union as well as attitudes to questions of international policy. Topics: Most important domestic and foreign policy problems of the FRG; attitudes to various countries, selected heads of government, the leadership role of the USA and American foreign policy; desired East-West orientation of the FRG; assessment of the seriousness of the disarmament efforts of the superpowers; attitude to NATO and use of nuclear weapons in the China conflict; judgement on the USA in comparison to the Soviet Union regarding economic development, scientific progress, existing class differences and educational opportunities; stereotype concepts of Americans (list of characteristics); judgement on the influence of American culture on the FRG; assessment of the partnership between the USA and the FRG; attitude to stationing American troops in the FRG; contact with American soldiers; attitude to the conduct of Americans regarding Negros; sources of information about America; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; school education; vocational training; occupation; state. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size; date of interview. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without Saarland
UniverseNo specific information
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
  • 10.1958

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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

NotesA split questionnaire was used (see ZA Study No. 0596) in which complexes of topics were exchange; in part the text of the question formulation was also varied insignificantly. The study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 2124.
Number of Units: 585
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J. (Hrsg.): Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluation. New York: Praeger 1968.
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  • International Relations
    Principal Investigator: USIA, Washington; Data Collector: DIVO, Frankfurt