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ZA1937: Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1990) - FRG

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Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Bundesministerium des Inneren, Bonn (1991): Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1990) - FRG. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1937 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1937
TitleAttitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1990) - FRG
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1991)
Date of Collection05.1990 - 05.1990
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
  • Bundesministerium des Inneren, Bonn


AbstractAttitudes to topics of domestic policy. Attitude to Europe. Questions on reunification. Judgement on the media and personal media behavior. Topics: 1. Questions of domestic policy: satisfaction with democracy; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; trust in public institutions (scale); importance of federal institutions (scale); preferred development of society (scale); most important goals of domestic policy; attitude to the right to vote for foreigners and to the right to asylum; attitude to a limit to the admission of politically persecuted and consistent deportation of those whose application for asylum was denied; contacts with foreigners; national pride; attitude to the Federal Flag; satisfaction with social conditions in the Federal Republic; acceptance of citizens of the GDR as Germans; perceived threat to public safety as well as assumed increase or decrease in this threat; perceived threat as well as unease from selected forms of crime. 2. Attitude to Europe: preference for national or European solutions for selected political problems; assessment of the advantageousness of EC membership for the Federal Republic; expectations of the common domestic market in Europe at the end of 1992; self-assessment on a left-right continuum. 3. Questions on reunification: preference for rapid reunification; advantages or disadvantages from reunification; preferred Federal Capital; estimated time required to achieve economic equality for residents of the GDR; visits to the GDR after border opening; intended trips to the GDR and desire for a vacation in the GDR; attitude to city partnerships with GDR cities; perceived danger to democracy from former SED functionaries in the GDR as well as in a united Germany; assessment of the credibility of the PDS and attitude to their candidacy in a Federal Parliament election; judgement on a possible election success of the PDS; recognition of the Oder-Neisse Line; family ties in the territory east of the Oder-Neisse Line; attitude to a democracy prepared for defense; jeopardy to democracy in the Federal Republic from left-wing and right-wing extremist groups (scale). 4. Judgement on the media and personal media behavior: use of private radio and television; attitude to private radio and to commercial television; reception of broadcasts of the ´Deutschen Welle´ and ´Deutschlandfunk´ during a stay abroad. Year of birth and month of birth; government examination or {university} diploma; religiousness; party inclination. Also encoded were: district code and date of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 6.2 Crime
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseThe population eligible to vote.
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
  • 05.1990

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

NotesA comparable investigation was conducted at the same time in the GDR. See the data set archived under ZA Study No. 1967.
Number of Units: 2093
Number of Variables: 141
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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  • Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy