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Principal Investigator(s): Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim); EMNID (Bielefeld); USUMA (East Berlin)
This data collection consists of a cumulative file of the Politbarometer East surveys of 1990, which queried citizens of East Germany. Though questions concerning parties and politicians are identical for each Politbarometer, some questions targeting political opinions vary with each survey administration. Respondents were asked about important political problems in the German Democratic Republic, satisfaction with democracy, parties preferred, voting behavior in the last election, preferred party for a unified German Parliament, attitudes toward unification of the two Germanies, and preferred name for the unified Germany. Other questions included attitudes toward socialism, opinions on the economic situation in East Germany and in West Germany, attitudes toward abortion and the stance of political parties on abortion, reading habits, interest in politics, and attitudes toward Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States.
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at German Election Study, 1990 (Politbarometer East).
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim), EMNID (Bielefeld), and USUMA (East Berlin). German Election Study, 1990 (Politbarometer East). ICPSR06193-v1. Koeln, W. Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06193.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06193.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, candidates, economic conditions, elections, German reunification, party membership, political affiliation, political attitudes, political campaigns, political interest, political participation, political parties, public confidence, public opinion, voter attitudes, voting behavior
Date of Collection:
Universe: East German citizens over age 18 residing in private households.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
This study was conducted in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and does not include data from the former West Germany. The codebook is in German.
Sample: Stratified multistage random sample.
Original ICPSR Release: 1994-03-10