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ZA0430: International Relations (October 1954, Germany)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): International Relations (October 1954, Germany). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0430 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0430
TitleInternational Relations (October 1954, Germany)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1970)
Date of Collection10.1954 - 10.1954
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt


AbstractAttitude to problems of international policy as well as judgement on various countries, their policies and politicians. The USA image of the Germans. Topics: Attitude to the results of the London Nine-Power Conference, participation of the FRG in the defense of Western Europe, unification of Europe and solving the Saar question; perceived possibilities of reunification of Germany and an increase in the sovereignty of the FRG; judgement on the readiness of the Soviet Union for negotiation, the Soviet disarmament proposals and the danger of war; east or west orientation of the FRG in case of a war; judgement on the efforts of the superpowers to secure peace; judgement on Adenauer, Mendes-France, Eden, Molotov, Dulles, as well as attitude to England, France, Italy, Russia and America; attitude to the admission of China into the UN; views about the influence of the USA in the FRG and about American efforts to contain communism in the Far East; attitude to peaceful use of atomic energy; party preference; membership in a trade union; city size. Demography: age (classified); sex; school education; occupation; income; state. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without Saarland
UniverseAge: 21 and older.
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
  • 10.1954

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

NotesThe study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 2069.
Number of Units: 836
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