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ZA2625: Attitudes to Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1995)

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Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Jung, Matthias; Roth, Dieter (1995): Attitudes to Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1995). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2625 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2625
TitleAttitudes to Current Questions of Domestic Policy (1995)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1995)
Date of Collection04.1995 - 05.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Berger, Manfred - Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Jung, Matthias - Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Roth, Dieter - Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim


AbstractAttitude to current topics of domestic policy. Topics: Satisfaction with democracy; party preference; 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; too many foreigners in the Federal Republic; attitude to making it easier for foreigners to acquire German citizenship; attitude to introduction of dual citizenship; parent status or country of birth as preferred criterion for citizenship; satisfaction with social conditions in the Federal Republic (career chances, equal rights, legal system, protection against crime, economic situation, job market and social security); perceived threat to public safety; desire for stricter laws or expanded powers for the police; desire for particular police authority to combat organized crime; attitude to bugging of private rooms by the police; attitude to elimination of checks of persons at borders within Europe; expected increase in difficulty of combating crime from elimination of border checks; attitude to possession of smaller amounts of soft drugs; attitude to frequency of cases of bribery in Germany; frequency of bribery in Germany in comparison to other European countries; perceived personal threat from selected forms of crime; political participation and readiness for protest behavior; preference for national or Europe-wide solution of selected political problems; assessment of the advantageousness of EU-membership of the country; estimated time until achievement of equivalent living conditions in Eastern and Western Germany; attitude to conclusion of working on the GDR past; credibility of the political re-orientation of the SED into the PDS; attitude to the 5%-clause for Federal Parliament elections; attitude to the PDS taking seats in Federal Parliament through the direct mandate regulation; self-classification on a left-right continuum; attitude to government defense against radicals from right and left; assessment of jeopardy to democracy from left-wing extremist as well as from right-wing extremist groups and foreign extremist organizations (scale); positive or negative contacts with authorities; laws or government employees as cause for individual problems with authorities; general assessment of the understandability of laws; attitude to summer time; personal problems with the summer time arrangement; judgement on the extent of portraying violence on television; year of birth and month of birth; jeopardy to job of respondent; union membership; religiousness. The following questions were posed in Western Germany: jeopardy to job of a close person; party inclination and party identification. The following questions were posed in Eastern Germany: city size; attitude to acceptance of the political system of the Federal Republic.
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 (ADM mastersample) of eligible voters in East and West (2 samples)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach; USUMA, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 04.1995 - 05.1995

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

NotesComparable investigations on current questions of domestic policy commissioned by the Bundesministerium des Inneren {Department of the Interior} are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1373, 1463, 1516, 1662, 1698, 1763, 1937, 1967, 2120, 2228 and 2396.
Number of Units: 2548
Number of Variables: 144
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Berger, Manfred; Jung, Matthias; Roth, Dieter: Einstellung zu aktuellen Fragen der Innenpolitik 1995 in Deutschland: Ergebnisse jeweils einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage in den alten und neuen Bundesländern. Mannheim: Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, 1995.
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