Dataset: German National Election Study - Post-Election Study 1998 German CSES Study

Variable V85: Most important probl. FRG 1

Literal Question

Q.59

What do you think are the three most important problems in Germany at present?

(Interviewer: enter answers in text field)

Q.59(1)) 1st response

1 social policy
2 social cutback
3 misuse of social benefits
4 rents
5 serious housing shortage
6 homelessness
7 social inequality
8 new forms of poverty, impoverishment
9 nursing care insurance
10 pensions
11 problem of attendance of old people
12 AIDS
13 health policy, health reform
14 juvenile violence/brutalisation
15 youth without future
16 child abuse, hostility to children
17 not enough places in nursery schools
18 education policy
19 feminist policy
20 swine fever
21 relations of the people among one another
22 general dissatisfaction
23 consumption attitude, wealth, materialism
24 media scolding
25 economic situation
26 economic policy
27 national debt
28 monetary and price stability
29 financial burden of the individual
30 criticism of the economy
31 location Germany
32 problems of the medium-sized businesses
33 financial aid for foreign countries
34 unemployment (short-time work)
35 wage negotiations
36 wages, wages too low
37 wages too high
38 weather
39 mining
40 environment
41 waste disposal, waste problems
42 traffic problems
43 elections for the Bundestag
44 UNO commitment of the Bundeswehr
45 floods
46 spelling reform
47 delinquency among foreigners
48 crime rate
49 the state doesn't take drastic measures
50 childlessness, age pyramid
51 resettlers and migrants
52 policy on foreigners
53 610 DM jobs
54 emergency contribution for hospitals 20 DM
55 right-wing radicalism
56 hostility to foreigners/xenophobia
57 asylum-seekers
58 topic of asylum
59 foreigners (overpopulation)
60 Kurds/PKK
61 reunification in general
62 economic development in the new federal states
63 unequal living conditions in East and West
64 financing the new states
65 wall in the people's minds
66 right-wing radicalism in the Bundeswehr
67 political development, future in Germany
68 church topics
69 disenchantment with political parties and politics
70 parliamentary allowance
71 foreign policy
72 European unity
73 peace/peace keeping
74 wars in the world
75 nuclear energy
76 pontifical letters on abortion
77 bugging operations
78 Castor transportation
79 criticism of the bureaucracy
80 health, illnesses
81 drugs
82 new government
83 mad cow disease
84 missing innovations in research
85 continuation of payments to sick workers
86 student strike
87 judiciary
88 elections in general
89 price of petrol
90 hooligans
91 campaign for the Bundestag elections
92 reform gridlock
93 accidents, catastrophes
94 effects of the crisis in Russia
196 other
997 no problem mentioned
998 don't know
999 NA




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 Sozialpolitik 12
 0.6%
2 Sozialabbau 3
 0.2%
3 Sozialmißbrauch 2
 0.1%
4 Mieten 1
 0.1%
5 Wohnungsnot 1
 0.1%
6 Obdachlosigkeit 2
 0.1%
7 Soziale Ungleichheit 9
 0.5%
8 Neue Armut, Verelendung 7
 0.4%
9 Pflegeversicherung 1
 0.1%
10 Renten 9
 0.5%
11 Problem Betreuung von alten Menschen 0
 0.0%
12 AIDS 0
 0.0%
13 Gesundheitspolitik, -reform 3
 0.2%
14 Jugendgewalt, Verrohung 1
 0.1%
15 Jugend ohne Zukunft 22
 1.1%
16 Kindesmißbrauch, Kinderfeindlichk 1
 0.1%
17 zu wenig Kindergartenplätze 0
 0.0%
18 Bildungspolitik 1
 0.1%
19 Frauenpolitik 0
 0.0%
20 Schweinepest 0
 0.0%
21 Verhältnis der Menschen zueinander 5
 0.3%
22 Allgemeine Unzufriedenheit 2
 0.1%
23 Konsumhaltung, Wohlstand, Material 4
 0.2%
24 Medienschelte 0
 0.0%
25 Wirtsch. Lage 25
 1.3%
26 Wirtschaftspolitik 0
 0.0%
27 Staatsverschuldung 10
 0.5%
28 Preis- Währungsstabilität 5
 0.3%
29 Finanz. Belastung des Einzelnen 10
 0.5%
30 Kritik an der Wirtschaft 2
 0.1%
31 Standort Deutschland 0
 0.0%
32 Probleme des Mittelstandes 1
 0.1%
33 Finanzhilfen ans Ausland 0
 0.0%
34 Arbeitslosigkeit Kurzarbeit 1722
 87.0%
35 Tarifverhandlungen 0
 0.0%
36 Löhne, Löhne zu niedrig 2
 0.1%
37 Löhne zu hoch 1
 0.1%
38 Wetter 1
 0.1%
39 Bergbau 0
 0.0%
40 Umwelt 7
 0.4%
41 Entsorgung, Müllprobleme 0
 0.0%
42 Verkehrsprobleme 1
 0.1%
43 Bundestagswahl 1
 0.1%
44 UNO-Einsatz der Bundeswehr 0
 0.0%
45 Hochwasser 0
 0.0%
46 Rechtschreibreform 0
 0.0%
47 Ausländer-Kriminalität 1
 0.1%
48 Kriminalität 20
 1.0%
49 Staat greift nicht durch 2
 0.1%
50 Kinderlosigkeit, Alterspyramide 0
 0.0%
51 Aus- und Übersiedler 0
 0.0%
52 Ausländerpolitik 3
 0.2%
53 610-Mark-Jobs 0
 0.0%
54 Krankenhausnotopfer DM 20 0
 0.0%
55 Rechtsradikalismus 7
 0.4%
56 Ausländerfeindlichkeit 3
 0.2%
57 Asylanten 4
 0.2%
58 Asylthema 1
 0.1%
59 Ausländer Überbevölkerung 22
 1.1%
60 Kurden PKK 0
 0.0%
61 Wiedervereinigung allg 4
 0.2%
62 wirtschaftl. Entwicklung neue Länder 1
 0.1%
63 ungleiche Lebensverhält. Ost-West 0
 0.0%
64 Finanzierung neue Länder 3
 0.2%
65 Mauer in den Köpfen 0
 0.0%
66 Rechtsradikalismus in Bundeswehr 0
 0.0%
67 Pol. Entwicklung 4
 0.2%
68 kirchliche Themen 0
 0.0%
69 Politik, Politikverdrossenheit 8
 0.4%
70 Diäten 0
 0.0%
71 Außenpolitik 0
 0.0%
72 Europäische Einheit 8
 0.4%
73 Frieden Erhaltung des Friedens 0
 0.0%
74 Kriege in der Welt 0
 0.0%
75 Atomkraft 2
 0.1%
76 Papstbriefe zur Abtreibung 0
 0.0%
77 Lauschangriffe 0
 0.0%
78 Castor-Transport 0
 0.0%
79 Kritik an der Bürokratie 2
 0.1%
80 Gesundheit, Krankheiten 1
 0.1%
81 Drogen 0
 0.0%
82 Neue Regierung 5
 0.3%
83 Rinderwahnsinn 0
 0.0%
84 fehlende Innovation in der Forschung 0
 0.0%
85 Lohnfortzahlung bei Krankheit 0
 0.0%
86 Studentenstreik 0
 0.0%
87 Justiz 0
 0.0%
88 Wahlen allg 0
 0.0%
89 Benzinpreis 0
 0.0%
90 Hooligans 0
 0.0%
91 Bundestagswahlkampf 0
 0.0%
92 Reformstau 2
 0.1%
93 Unfälle, Katastrophen 0
 0.0%
94 Auswirkungen Rußlandkrise 0
 0.0%
196 Sonstiges 3
 0.2%
997 Kein Problem genannt 9
998 Weiß nicht 22
999 KA 8

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 1980
Missing cases 39
This variable is numeric

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