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ZA0596: International Relations (October 1958, Germany, Form A)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1974): International Relations (October 1958, Germany, Form A). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0596 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0596
Study No.ZA0596
TitleInternational Relations (October 1958, Germany, Form A)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0596 (Publication Year 1974)
Date of Collection10.1958 - 10.1958
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt

Content

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 atomic energy, China´s admission into the UN, the American far east policy and to various countries; preferred East-West orientation of the FRG; sympathies in case of a war between China and America; judgement on the danger of war (scale); attitude to use of nuclear weapons in case of an attack on Formosa; judgement on the USA in comparison to the Soviet Union regarding economic development, military strength, scientific progress, cultural achievements and education; stereotype concepts of Americans determined in the form of a list of characteristics; judgement on the influence of American culture on the FRG; judgement on the American economic system and American foreign policy; attitude to stationing American troops in the FRG; frequency of contact with members of American troops and judgement on the conduct of 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

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without Saarland
UniversePersons 21 - 79 years old
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

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0596 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesA split questionnaire was used (see ZA Study No. 0597) in which complexes of topics were exchanged; in part also the text of the question formulation was varied insignificantly. The study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 2124.
Number of Units: 603
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -

Publications

Publications
  • 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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Groups

Groups
  • International Relations
    Principal Investigator: USIA, Washington; Data Collector: DIVO, Frankfurt