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ZA2074: International Relations (May 1965)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation USIA, Washington (2017): International Relations (May 1965). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2074 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2074
TitleInternational Relations (May 1965)
Current Version2.0.0, 2017-12-11,
Date of Collection05.1965 - 05.1965
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • USIA, Washington


AbstractOpinion on questions concerning security policy. East-West comparison. Topics: Satisfaction with the standard of living; attitude to France, Great Britain, Italy, USA, USSR, Red China and West Germany; preferred East-West-orientation of one´s own country and correspondence of national interests with the interests of selected countries; judgement on the American, Soviet and Red Chinese peace efforts; judgement on the foreign policy of the USA and the USSR; trust in the foreign policy capabilities of the USA; the most powerful country in the world, currently and in the future; comparison of the USA with the USSR concerning economic and military strength, nuclear weapons and the areas of culture, science, space research, education as well as the economic prospects for the average citizen; significance of a landing on the moon; Soviet citizen or American as first on the moon; assumed significance of space research for military development; attitude to a united Europe and Great Britain´s joining the Common Market; preferred relation of a united Europe to the United States; fair share of the pleasant things of life; lack of effort or fate as reasons for poverty; general contentment with life; perceived growth rate of the country´s population and preference for population growth; attitude to the growth of the population of the world; preferred measures against over-population; attitude to a birth control program in the developing countries and in one´s own country; present politician idols in Europe and in the rest of the world; attitude to disarmament; trust in the alliance partners; degree of familiarity with the NATO and assessment of its present strength; attitude to a European nuclear force; desired and estimated loyalty of the Americans to the NATO alliance partners; evaluation of the development of the UN; equal voice for all members of the UN; desired distribution of the UN financial burdens; attitude to an acceptance of Red China in the United Nations; knowledge about battles in Vietnam; attitude to the Vietnam war; attitude to the behavior of America, Red China and the Soviet Union in this conflict; attitude to the withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam and preferred attitude of one´s own country in this conflict and in case of a conflict with Red China; opinion on the treatment of colored people in Great Britain, America and the Soviet Union; judgement on the American Federal Government and on the American population regarding the equality of Negros; degree of familiarity with the Chinese nuclear tests; effects of this test on the military strength of Red China; attitude to American private investments in the Federal Republic; the most influential groups and organizations in the country; party preference; religiousness. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent. Additionally encoded were: number of contact attempts; date of interview.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13.8 Minorities


Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniversePersons aged 21 and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral interview with standardized questionnaire.
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt Institut Francais d`Opinion Publique, Paris Gallup Poll, London SIRME, Societa Internazionale per le Ricerche di Mercato, Milano Institute for Research in Communications, Athens
Date of Collection
  • 05.1965

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2017-12-11 extensive corrections
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Notes1199 persons were interviewed in the FRG, 1228 in France, 1178 in Great Britain, 1164 in Italy and 500 in Greece. The study has the USIA-designation XX-17. The USIA-Studies of the XX-Series (international relations) from XX-2 to XX-18 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1969-1976 as well as 2069-2074 and 2124-2127.
Number of Units: 5269
Number of Variables: 143
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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