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ZA0432: International Relations (June 1955, Germany)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation USIA, Washington; DIVO, Frankfurt (1970): International Relations (June 1955, Germany). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0432 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0432
TitleInternational Relations (June 1955, Germany)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1970)
Date of Collection06.1955 - 06.1955
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • USIA, Washington
  • DIVO, Frankfurt


AbstractAttitudes to problems of international policy and above all to the policies of the superpowers. Topics: Most important problems of the FRG; judgement on the danger of war as well as the American and Soviet peace efforts; attitude to American military bases in Europe and to various countries; desired political orientation and attitude to neutrality of the FRG; attitude to the Four-Power Conference as well as assessment of the extent to which the treaty is being honored and willingness of the negotiation partners to compromise; attitude to rearmament, expansion of East-West trade, NATO, admission of China into the UN; desired conduct of the western powers regarding the Soviet Union; attitude to the trip of Adenauer to the Soviet Union; knowledge about the neutrality of Austria; willingness to defend fundamental values; assumed use of nuclear weapons in a new world war; judgement on the military strength of the superpowers and the seriousness of the efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons; party preference; membership in a trade union. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; school education; occupation; household income; head of household; state. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size; identification of interviewer.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without Saarland and without West Berlin
UniverseAge: 21-79.
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
  • 06.1955

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

NotesThe study is part of an international comparative investigation; the summarized description is archived under ZA Study No. 1969.
Number of Units: 857
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J. (Hrsg.): Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluations. New York: Praeger 1968.
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  • International Relations
    Principal Investigator: USIA, Washington; Data Collector: DIVO, Frankfurt