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ZA2133: Autumn Study 1990

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Citation Citation Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1992): Autumn Study 1990. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2133 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2133
TitleAutumn Study 1990
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1992)
Date of Collection27.08.1990 - 19.09.1990
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Attitudes to unification of the two German nations. Topics: Confidence in the future; judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and the GDR; assessment of further economic development in the eastern or western part of Germany; personal financial situation and expected development; assessment of the development of unemployment in the country; interest in politics; most important political problems and ability of the parties to solve them; party inclination and party allegiance; personal change in party voted for and behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election or election for the East German Parliament; satisfaction with parties voted for; party preference (ballot procedure, first and second votes); significance of selected moral concepts and importance of social goals (scale); issue relevance; issue ability of the parties; attitude to taking seats in Federal Parliament by the Republicans, the PDS or the Greens; judgement on the chances of these parties in an all-German election as well as readiness to vote for these parties; characterization of the CDU/CSU as well as the SPD and judgement on their public image (scale); most important and most trustworthy sources of information regarding political matters; attitude to NATO; personal opinion leadership or opinion allegiance; sympathy scale for the parties and candidates for chancellor; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; judgement on the speed of unification; attitude to unification of the two German nations; preference for a market economy system or socialist system in the Federal Republic; priority for solving environmental questions before all other problems; effect of unification on the significance of European unification, the stability of monetary value and the standard of living in the eastern and western part of Germany; national pride; assumed popularity of Germans abroad; religiousness; ties to church; employment in the civil service; membership in a club, a citizen initiative, a party or an occupational organization as well as offices taken on; self-assessment of social class and classification of social class of parents; union membership; union office; solidarity with trade unions; possession of a telephone; fear of unemployment or short time work; judgement on the capability of the Federal Republic to build up the GDR economy; ability of the Federal Government or the SPD in questions of unification; judgement on the point in time of economic and currency union as well as expected effects for the citizens of the GDR; expected duration until economic improvement in the GDR; orientation of the future Federal Republic on the principles of the GDR or the FRG; expected short-term and long-term consequences of unification. The following questions were also posed in the Federal Republic: preference for a limitation of public money for economic construction of the GDR; ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe or emigrants from East Germany or refugees from the GDR; year of moving from East Germany. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons during interview and their relationship to respondent; intervention of others in interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate and reliability of answers given. Also encoded were: length of interview; date of interview; sex of interviewer.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample (random route)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorGFM-GETAS, Hamburg
Date of Collection
  • 27.08.1990 - 19.09.1990

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)
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Further Remarks

NotesFurther studies from the series of spring and autumn studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2132 as well as 1807 to 1811 and 1450 to 1456.
Number of Units: 5106
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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