Dataset: Election Study 1990 (Trend Investigation)

Variable V6: Most important probl. FRG

Literal Question

Q.1a

In your opinion, what is the current most important problem in the FRG?

1 GDR/situation in the GDR in general
2 reunification/German unity
3 monetary union/DM in the GDR (asked from February to September)
4 financing of German unity (asked in December)
5 migrants from the GDR (asked from January to June)
6 late migrants from Eastern Europe (asked from January to September)
7 foreigners of German origin/migrants from Eastern Europe (first asked in October)
8 asylum-seekers
9 foreigners
10 Gulf crisis/Iraq/Kuwait (first asked in October)
11 détente/East-West in general
12 disarmament
13 EC/Europe/internal market
14 result of the Bundestag elections (asked in December)
15 rents/housing market
16 unemployment/jobs
17 environmental protection
18 discussion about the SPD chairmanship (asked in December)
19 pensions and old people
20 places in nursery schools (first asked in November)
21 other social problems (first asked in October)
22 tax reform/taxes/tax increase
23 inflation/prices/interest rates
24 economic policy
25 health service reform/health care/shortage of nursery personnel
26 internal security/law and order/crime rate
27 right-wing extremists/Republikaner/DVU (asked from January to November)
28 other problems
98 don't know
99 NA




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 1697
 15.8%
2 3778
 35.1%
3 120
 1.1%
4 52
 0.5%
5 337
 3.1%
6 227
 2.1%
7 49
 0.5%
8 197
 1.8%
9 206
 1.9%
10 138
 1.3%
11 124
 1.2%
12 127
 1.2%
13 14
 0.1%
14 5
 0.0%
15 558
 5.2%
16 775
 7.2%
17 1285
 11.9%
19 80
 0.7%
20 7
 0.1%
21 43
 0.4%
22 69
 0.6%
23 35
 0.3%
24 121
 1.1%
25 33
 0.3%
26 69
 0.6%
27 11
 0.1%
28 610
 5.7%
98 340
99 62

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 10767
Missing cases 402
This variable is numeric

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