Dataset: Election Study 1990 (Panel)

Variable v483: Important problem Germany 1

Literal Question

Q.IV-1a

In your opinion, what is the current most important problem in Germany (first response)?

Coding scheme:

0 no fourth wave interview
1 former GDR/general situation in the former GDR
2 reunification/German unity
3 financing of German unity
4 foreigners of German origin/migrants from Eastern Europe
5 asylum-seekers
6 foreigners
7 Gulf crisis/Iraq/Kuwait
8 détente/East-West in general
9 peace/disarmament
10 EC/Europe/internal market
11 right-wing extremists/Republikaner/DVU
12 unemployment/jobs
13 environmental protection
14 rents/housing market
15 pensions and old people
16 places in nursery schools
17 health care/shortage of nursery personnel
18 other social problems
19 taxes/tax increase
20 inflation/prices/interest rates
21 economic policy
22 law and order/crime rate
23 other problems
99 NA


Values Categories N
1 former GDR/general situation in the former GDR 135
 15.1%
2 reunification/German unity 227
 25.4%
3 financing of German unity 90
 10.1%
4 foreigners of German origin/migrants from Eastern Europe 5
 0.6%
5 asylum-seekers 12
 1.3%
6 foreigners 15
 1.7%
7 Gulf crisis/Iraq/Kuwait 10
 1.1%
8 détente/East-West in general 3
 0.3%
9 peace/disarmament 23
 2.6%
10 EC/Europe/internal market 2
 0.2%
11 right-wing extremists/Republikaner/DVU 1
 0.1%
12 unemployment/jobs 134
 15.0%
13 environmental protection 92
 10.3%
14 rents/housing market 40
 4.5%
15 pensions and old people 7
 0.8%
16 places in nursery schools 1
 0.1%
17 health care/shortage of nursery personnel 1
 0.1%
18 other social problems 6
 0.7%
19 taxes/tax increase 12
 1.3%
20 inflation/prices/interest rates 8
 0.9%
21 economic policy 13
 1.5%
22 law and order/crime rate 4
 0.4%
23 other problems 51
 5.7%
0 no fourth wave interview 1163
99 NA 15

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 892
Missing cases 1178
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 23.0
This variable is numeric

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