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ZA1662: Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1987)

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Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1988): Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1987). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1662 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1662
TitleAttitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1987)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1988)
Date of Collection06.1987 - 06.1987
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Berger, Manfred - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Roth, Dieter - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Schulte, Wolfgang - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim


AbstractPolitical attitudes to questions of domestic policy. Topics: satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (ballot procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; trust in public institutions (scale); assessment of the importance of selected Federal Offices (scale); living in the vicinity of a sports and play facility and perceived annoyance; perceived annoyance from selected sources of noise; intent to participate in selected forms of political protest and militant actions; understanding for use of force and damage to property in political protests; concepts of an ideal society (scale); issue relevance; personal experiences with authorities; comprehensiblity of laws; problems with authorities caused by laws or civil servants; attitude to snooping by the government in the private sphere; attitude to a limitation of the length of stay of foreign workers as well as a preference for Germans at available jobs; attitude to the right to vote for foreigners; attitude to making it easier to acquire German citizenship by foreigners; contacts with foreigners at place of residence or at work; expected willingness to adapt by foreigners who want to acquire German citizenship; attitude to a reduction in the number of foreign workers; attitude to the right to asylum and limited admission of the politically persecuted; attitude to making covering of the face at demonstrations a punishable offence; attitude to an intensification of criminal law regarding demonstrations; attitude to a prohibition of demonstrations when acts of violence can be anticipated; judgement on the strength of democracy compared with terrorism; extent to which informed about measures of disaster control and civil defense; knowledge of a public shelter close to home; personal preventive measures for catastrophies; attitude to information about disaster control and civil defense in schools; judgement on personal degree of information about preventive measures of disaster control and civil defense; attitude to expansion of disaster control and civil defense; attitude to presence of shelters against catastrophies and the effects of war in apartment houses and willingness to accept the costs for space in a shelter; knowledge about the significance of various siren wails; personal experiences with the announcement of measures of conduct for the population in the radio; attitude to an increased utilization of radio for advice in catastrophies; evaluation of selected measures of government support for art and culture; assessment of the AIDS danger; attitude to regular compulsory check-ups to recognize the presence of AIDS infection; attitude to a compulsory registration by name for AIDS patients by doctors; attitude to an encrypted compulsory registration; refusing entry to AIDS-infected foreigners; personal concerns regarding abuse of census data; attitude to requiring payment of fines by those boycotting the census; attitude to summer time. Demography: year of birth and month of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; assessment of personal occupational position in comparison to that of father; number of persons 18 years old and older in household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; union memberships in household; characterization of residential surroundings. Also encoded was: district code and city size.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 11.1 Domestic political issues
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 06.1987

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)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesStudies of comparable contents are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373 (1984), 1463 (1985), 1516 (1986) and 1698 (1988).
Number of Units: 2045
Number of Variables: 143
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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  • Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy