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German Election Study, 1992 (Politbarometer East) (ICPSR 6393)

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Summary:

This data collection consists of a cumulative file of the Politbarometer East surveys for 1992, which queried citizens of the former East Germany. Certain topical questions were asked each month and others were asked irregularly or only once. Data cover the most important problems in Germany, level of satisfaction with democracy, party preference, vote choice in the last federal election, the ideal chancellor for Germany, level of sympathy for parties in the Parliament, coalition and opposition parties and politicians, the East German economy and the respondent's own economic situation, living standards in East Germany, the stability of the Deutsche mark, and taxation. Additional questions dealt with the rights of asylum seekers, the need for a professional German army, the European Union, Maastricht, German as an official language, STASI (the German Secret Service), Honecker's escape, and attitudes toward different European ethnic groups and nations.

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. These data are currently available at German Election Study, 1992 (Politbarometer East). Additional information may be available in Data Collection Notes.

    This poll 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 with special formatting characters where diacritical marks occur. The codebook contains page breaks and page headers every 67 lines in conformity with standard European page length. Introductory matter added by ICPSR is also formatted at 67 lines per page for consistency.

Study Description

Citation

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim), and USUMA (East Berlin). German Election Study, 1992 (Politbarometer East). ICPSR06393-v1. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06393.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, candidates, democracy, economic conditions, economic issues, elections, European Union, German reunification, government performance, political attitudes, political campaigns, political change, political interest, political participation, political parties, public confidence, public opinion, refugees, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Germany, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1992-01--1992-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 1992-01--1992-12

Universe:   Citizens of the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) aged 18 and over living in private households with telephones.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This poll 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 with special formatting characters where diacritical marks occur. The codebook contains page breaks and page headers every 67 lines in conformity with standard European page length. Introductory matter added by ICPSR is also formatted at 67 lines per page for consistency.

Methodology

Sample:   Stratified multistage random sample.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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