Dataset: Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voting Behavior in Reunified Germany 1994

Variable v140ad: Important problems FRG: 4

Literal Question

VW Q14a, NW Q15a
What do you think are the most important problems which have to be solved in the FRG today?
<INT.: make sure you note all answers literally and in the order they were mentioned in the scheme below!>
<INT.: Enter problems from A to F, only one classification for each letter!>

VW Q14a_D, NW Q15a_D Fourth mention

0 INAP.: no further problems mentioned [not for V140AA]
1 unemployment in general
2 employment creation
3 secure jobs
4 fight youth unemployment
5 improvement of employment conditions
7 other problems connected with job market
8 price stability
9 monetary stability
10 wage policy
11 interest rate policy
12 EURO
13 stable economy
14 economic boom
15 economic recovery in the new federal states
16 standard of living
17 intensify exports
18 investment incentives
19 support for research
20 infrastructural measures
21 agricultural policy
22 fiscal policy
23 reduction of national debt
24 appropriation of public funds
25 financing the new federal states
26 cut down of development aid
27 finances in general
28 economic policy in general
29 European policy
30 'Ostpolitik'
31 security policy, NATO
32 peacekeeping
33 disarmament, Bundeswehr cutback
35 support for the Third World
36 foreign policy in general
37 education policy
38 higher education policy
39 promotion of further education
40 educational policy in general
41 drug abuse
42 AIDS problem
43 expense aspects in the health care system
44 health policy in general
45 consolidation of the 'social network'
46 cut down social benefits
47 support for welfare service
48 support for families
49 more child care
50 equal opportunities for men and women
51 youth policy
52 policy for senior citizens
53 policy concerning pensions
54 more public housing
55 cultural and educational policy
56 preservation of mores and morals
57 compliance with human dignity
58 against foreigners
59 pro foreigners
60 immigration problem in general
61 reduction of bureaucracy
62 more referendums
63 reunification
64 clarification of ownership structures
67 social policy
68 internal security
69 improvement of the constitutional state
70 fighting extremism
71 fighting right-wing extremism
72 fighting left extremism
73 juvenile deliquency
74 local government and (federal) state politics
75 traffic transport policy
76 domestic policy in general
77 environmental protection
78 solving the waste problems
79 nuclear energy
80 energy policy
81 other problems connected with environment/energy
82 safeguarding the future
83 Treuhand problem
84 coming to terms with the past
85 encourage national consciousness
86 populist politics
87 contain corruption
88 cooperation of the parties
89 better/other government
91 preservation of democracy
96 there are only problems
97 other
98 no problems
99 NA, don't know


Values Categories N
0 INAP 2647
 64.4%
1 unemployment in general 50
 1.2%
2 employment creation 25
 0.6%
3 secure jobs 4
 0.1%
4 fight youth unemployment 21
 0.5%
5 imprvmnt of employment cond. 4
 0.1%
7 oth problems with job market 3
 0.1%
8 price stability 41
 1.0%
9 monetary stability 1
 0.0%
10 wage policy 14
 0.3%
13 stable economy 6
 0.1%
14 economic boom 13
 0.3%
15 ecnmc rcvry in new federal states 18
 0.4%
16 standard of living 1
 0.0%
17 intensify exports 2
 0.0%
18 investment incentives 7
 0.2%
19 support for research 6
 0.1%
20 infrastructural measures 5
 0.1%
21 agricultural policy 4
 0.1%
22 fiscal policy 48
 1.2%
23 reduction of national debt 16
 0.4%
24 appropriation of public funds 1
 0.0%
25 financing the new federal states 1
 0.0%
26 cut down of development aid 2
 0.0%
27 finances in general 7
 0.2%
28 economic policy in general 12
 0.3%
29 European policy 9
 0.2%
30 'Ostpolitik' 4
 0.1%
31 security policy, NATO 11
 0.3%
32 peacekeeping 6
 0.1%
35 support for the Third World 4
 0.1%
36 foreign policy in general 8
 0.2%
37 education policy 11
 0.3%
39 promotion of further education 2
 0.0%
40 educational policy in general 16
 0.4%
41 drug abuse 30
 0.7%
42 AIDS problem 4
 0.1%
43 expense aspects in health care system 19
 0.5%
44 health policy in general 13
 0.3%
45 consolidation of the 'social network' 82
 2.0%
46 cut down social benefits 2
 0.0%
47 support for welfare service 3
 0.1%
48 support for families 60
 1.5%
49 more child care 24
 0.6%
51 youth policy 17
 0.4%
52 policy for senior citizens 12
 0.3%
53 policy concerning pensions 54
 1.3%
54 more public housing 125
 3.0%
55 cultural and educational policy 8
 0.2%
56 preservation of mores and morals 1
 0.0%
57 compliance with human dignity 10
 0.2%
58 against foreigners 85
 2.1%
59 pro foreigners 41
 1.0%
60 immigration problem in general 4
 0.1%
61 reduction of bureaucracy 11
 0.3%
62 more referendums 5
 0.1%
63 reunification 27
 0.7%
64 clarification of ownership structures 3
 0.1%
67 social policy 23
 0.6%
68 internal security 173
 4.2%
69 improvement of the constitutional state 10
 0.2%
70 fighting extremism 5
 0.1%
71 fighting right-wing extremism 47
 1.1%
72 fighting left extremism 1
 0.0%
74 local gvrnmnt and (fdrl) state politics 1
 0.0%
75 traffic transport policy 38
 0.9%
77 environmental protection 96
 2.3%
78 solving the waste problems 5
 0.1%
79 nuclear energy 6
 0.1%
80 energy policy 3
 0.1%
81 oth problems w environment/energy 1
 0.0%
82 safeguarding the future 6
 0.1%
83 Treuhand problem 2
 0.0%
84 coming to terms with the past 4
 0.1%
86 populist politics 5
 0.1%
87 contain corruption 8
 0.2%
88 cooperation of the parties 3
 0.1%
91 preservation of democracy 2
 0.0%
97 other 2
 0.0%

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 4111
Missing cases 0
Minimum 0.0
Maximum 97.0
This variable is numeric

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