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ZA0445: Political Questions (September 1954)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): Political Questions (September 1954). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0445 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0445
TitlePolitical Questions (September 1954)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1970)
Date of Collection09.1954 - 09.1954
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt


AbstractPolitical attitudes and views about a European defense community. Topics: Most important tasks of the Federal Government; comparison of the success of the communist powers and the western powers; desired political orientation of the FRG; participation of the FRG in the defense of Western Europe in the framework an EVG (European Defense Community); expected influence of the negative stand of France and the unsuccessful EVG plans on the position of the western powers regarding the communist powers and reunification of Germany; satisfaction with Federal Chancellor Adenauer; attitude to England, France, Russia and America; personal trips to the USA; knowledge of persons working for an American employer; honorary activities and participation in meetings; membership in a club, trade union or party; party preference. Demography: age (classified); marital status; school education; occupation; income; head of household; state. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Categories Categories
  • Political Issues
Topics Topics
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG (without Saarland) and West Berlin
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
  • 09.1954

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

NotesIn the above-mentioned number of cases are also 149 Berlin respondents. The over-proportional consideration of the Berliners can be understood as a separate sample.
Number of Units: 753
Number of Variables: 101
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Allerbeck, Klaus R.: Demokratisierung und sozialer Wandel in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Sekundäranalyse von Umfragedaten 1953-1974. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1976.
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