Dataset: Election Study 1998 (Politbarometer)

Variable V6: Most important probl. FRG

Literal Question

Q.1a

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

1 unemployment/jobs
2 foreigners
3 asylum-seekers/asylum
4 pensions/old people/provision for old age
5 health care system/nursing care insurance
6 nuclear energy
7 environmental protection
8 cutbacks of social benefits
9 cost of living/inflation/prices
10 wages/regulation of working hours
11 taxes on energy/fuel (April to 14)
12 taxes/tax increases
13 economic upswing/economic situation
14 national debt
15 new federal government (13 to 14)
16 disenchantment with political parties and politics/politics in general
17 law and order/crime rate
18 right-wing radicals/right-wing extremists
19 economic gap East - West Germany
20 German unity: problems/financing
21 EU/Europe/EURO
22 détente/peace/East - West
23 spelling reform (January to September)
24 rents/housing market
25 shopping hours/hours of business
26 traffic problems/roadworks
27 crisis in Russia (October to 14)
28 former Yugoslavia
29 Gulf crisis/Iraq (February to March)
30 student protests/education
31 family/children/youth
32 social gap rich - poor (February to 14)
33 morals/values (February to 14)
34 other problems
99 NA




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 14220
 81.2%
2 428
 2.4%
3 97
 0.6%
4 156
 0.9%
5 63
 0.4%
6 10
 0.1%
7 163
 0.9%
8 87
 0.5%
9 38
 0.2%
10 24
 0.1%
11 14
 0.1%
12 230
 1.3%
13 212
 1.2%
14 61
 0.3%
15 28
 0.2%
16 478
 2.7%
17 271
 1.5%
18 59
 0.3%
19 14
 0.1%
20 30
 0.2%
21 184
 1.1%
22 86
 0.5%
23 1
 0.0%
24 12
 0.1%
25 1
 0.0%
26 12
 0.1%
28 2
 0.0%
29 3
 0.0%
30 29
 0.2%
31 131
 0.7%
32 91
 0.5%
33 149
 0.9%
34 134
 0.8%
99 532

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 17518
Missing cases 532
This variable is numeric

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