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ZA2120: Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1991)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim (1992): Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1991). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2120 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2120
TitleAttitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1991)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1992)
Date of Collection05.1991 - 06.1991
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim


AbstractAttitude to topics of domestic policy. Topics: 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; judgement on the right to asylum; attitude to a limit to admission of politically persecuted and consistent deportation of those whose application for asylum was denied; contacts with foreigners; national pride; satisfaction with social conditions in the Federal Republic; perceived threat to public safety as well as assumed increase or decrease of this threat; perceived threat as well as concern from selected forms of crime. Attitude to Europe; preference for national or European solution of selected political problems; assessment of the advantageousness of EC membership and NATO membership for the Federal Republic; expectations of the common domestic market the end of 1992. Agreement with a UN mission (blue helmet action) of the Federal German Armed Forces or Federal Border Guard; political participation; estimated time required to achieve equivalent living conditions in Eastern and Western Germany; perceived danger to democracy from former SED functionaries in Eastern Germany or the entire Federal Republic; assessment of the credibility of the PDS; attitude to the PDS as member of the Federal Parliament; importance of dealing with the STASI and SED past of the GDR (scale); trust in the (Gauck) special office for STASI records; need for experts from the West for Eastern German administration and economy; approval of government activities against left extremist or right extremist groups; jeopardy to democracy from these groups; postmaterialism; self-classification on a left-right continuum. Demography: living together with a companion through life; academic degree; perceived jeopardy to one´s own job as well as the jobs of friends and relatives; religiousness; union membership; party inclination; availability by telephone on weekday evenings. Also encoded was: date of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 6.2 Crime
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach; USUMA, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 05.1991 - 06.1991

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

NotesFurther studies on current questions of domestic policy in the Federal Republic are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373, 1463, 1516, 1662, 1698, 1763, 1937 as well as 1967.
Number of Units: 2655
Number of Variables: 157
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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  • Attitudes on Current Questions of Domestic Policy