German Election Study, 1992 (Politbarometer East) (ICPSR 34820)

Principal Investigator(s): Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim); USUMA (East Berlin)


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.

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Study Description

Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    Europe, Germany, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1992-01--1992-12

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.