Dataset: Election Study 1994: Politbarometer West 1994 (Trend Investigations)

Variable V6: Most important probl. Germ.

Literal Question

Q.1a

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

1 unemployment/jobs
2 asylum-seekers/asylum
3 foreigners
4 Kurds (April)
5 EC/Europe/internal market
6 détente/peace/East - West
7 former Soviet Union/CIS
8 Yugoslavia/Croatia/Serbia
9 Somalia/UNO commitment of the Bundeswehr (January to March)
10 German unity: problems/financing
11 economic gap East - West Germany
12 national debt
13 economic upswing/economic situation
14 - wages/regulation of working hours (January, July to December)
- wages/regulation of working hours/strike (February to June)
15 cutbacks of social benefits
16 cost of living/inflation/prices
17 taxes/tax increases
18 disenchantment with political parties and politics
19 federal election result of the PDS (October, November)
20 - environmental protection (January to June, August to December)
environmental protection/ozone (July)
21 traffic problems/roadworks
22 rents/housing market
23 health care (January to September)
health care/nursing care insurance (October to December)
24 nursing care insurance (January to September)
25 pension/old people/provision for old age
26 places in nursery schools (May to December)
27 other social problems
28 right-wing radicals/right-wing extremists
29 law and order/crime rate
30 other problems
99 NA




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 5927
 50.3%
2 304
 2.6%
3 1104
 9.4%
4 3
 0.0%
5 20
 0.2%
6 224
 1.9%
8 46
 0.4%
10 221
 1.9%
11 80
 0.7%
12 168
 1.4%
13 551
 4.7%
14 32
 0.3%
15 87
 0.7%
16 63
 0.5%
17 224
 1.9%
18 318
 2.7%
19 2
 0.0%
20 448
 3.8%
21 31
 0.3%
22 176
 1.5%
23 53
 0.4%
24 30
 0.3%
25 127
 1.1%
26 41
 0.3%
27 218
 1.8%
28 649
 5.5%
29 328
 2.8%
30 310
 2.6%
99 462

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 11785
Missing cases 462
This variable is numeric

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