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Attitudes Toward American Foreign Policy: West Germany, 1962 (ICPSR 7230)

Principal Investigator(s): Campbell, Angus, University of Michigan. Survey Research Center


This study presents a subset of questions from the SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR, SPRING 1962 (ICPSR 3637) focusing on American opinions of and attitudes toward West Germany. Respondents were asked open-ended questions relating to their impressions of West Germany, if and why their attitudes had changed over the past several years, how dependable an ally West Germany was, and what their positions were on a divided Germany and the Berlin issue. Other questions elicited extensive information on socioeconomic characteristics and probed attitudes toward the economy and buying foreign goods. Demographic data include sex, age, race, marital status, income, religion, occupation, and party identification.

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Study Description


Campbell, Angus. Attitudes Toward American Foreign Policy: West Germany, 1962. ICPSR07230-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1973. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07230.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07230.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    business conditions, Cold War, consumer attitudes, consumer behavior, demographic characteristics, foreign policy, international relations, perceptions, personal finances, political attitudes, politics, public opinion, retirement, Social Security, socioeconomic status

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1962

Date of Collection:   

  • 1962-05--1962-06

Universe:    Household units in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The sample is self-weighting.


Sample:    Multistage, stratified, clustered sample obtained by area probability sampling. Within each household that fell into the sample, the household head was selected for interviewing, and spouses were interviewed if household heads were not available.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20



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