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

Variable vwiprob1: Most important problem FRG

Literal Question

VW Q14b, NW Q15b
And would you please tell me which of these problems is most important and which is second most important to you.
<INT.: read all problems mentioned in question VW 14a/ NW 15a one by one and encircle the most important and second most important problem mentioned in the scheme under question VW 14b/ NW 15b!>

VW Q14b_1, NW Q15b_1 Most important problem

0 INAP.: no problems (DK/NA in 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 upswing
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
41 drug abuse
42 AIDS problem
43 cost aspects in the health care system
44 health policy in general
45 consolidation of the 'social net'
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 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 342
 8.3%
1 unemployment in general 1337
 32.5%
2 employment creation 622
 15.1%
3 secure jobs 41
 1.0%
4 fight youth unemployment 30
 0.7%
5 imprvmnt of employment cond. 17
 0.4%
7 oth problems with job market 10
 0.2%
8 price stability 15
 0.4%
9 monetary stability 1
 0.0%
10 wage policy 16
 0.4%
11 interest rate policy 0
 0.0%
12 EURO 0
 0.0%
13 stable economy 24
 0.6%
14 economic upswing 72
 1.8%
15 ecnmc rcvry in new federal states 58
 1.4%
16 standard of living 3
 0.1%
17 intensify exports 3
 0.1%
18 investment incentives 23
 0.6%
19 support for research 5
 0.1%
20 infrastructural measures 9
 0.2%
21 agricultural policy 5
 0.1%
22 fiscal policy 43
 1.0%
23 reduction of national debt 43
 1.0%
24 appropriation of public funds 1
 0.0%
25 financing the new federal states 7
 0.2%
26 cut down of development aid 0
 0.0%
27 finances in general 5
 0.1%
28 economic policy in general 45
 1.1%
29 European policy 5
 0.1%
30 'Ostpolitik' 0
 0.0%
31 security policy, NATO 17
 0.4%
32 peacekeeping 1
 0.0%
33 disarmament, Bundeswehr cutback 0
 0.0%
35 support for the Third World 0
 0.0%
36 foreign policy in general 0
 0.0%
37 education policy 7
 0.2%
38 higher education policy 1
 0.0%
39 promotion of further education 0
 0.0%
40 educational policy 8
 0.2%
41 drug abuse 2
 0.0%
42 AIDS problem 0
 0.0%
43 cost aspects in the health care system 30
 0.7%
44 health policy in general 8
 0.2%
45 consolidation of the 'social net' 157
 3.8%
46 cut down social benefits 3
 0.1%
47 support for welfare service 1
 0.0%
48 support for families 61
 1.5%
49 more child care 15
 0.4%
50 equal opportunities for men and women 0
 0.0%
51 youth policy 6
 0.1%
52 policy for senior citizens 10
 0.2%
53 policy concerning pensions 100
 2.4%
54 more public housing 97
 2.4%
55 cultural and educational policy 1
 0.0%
56 preservation of mores and morals 8
 0.2%
57 compliance with human dignity 15
 0.4%
58 against foreigners 131
 3.2%
59 pro foreigners 60
 1.5%
60 immigration problem in general 3
 0.1%
61 reduction of bureaucracy 8
 0.2%
62 more referendums 4
 0.1%
63 reunification 52
 1.3%
64 clarification of ownership structures 3
 0.1%
67 social policy 36
 0.9%
68 internal security 202
 4.9%
69 improvement of constitutional state 10
 0.2%
70 fighting extremism 3
 0.1%
71 fighting right-wing extremism 34
 0.8%
72 fighting left extremism 3
 0.1%
73 juvenile deliquency 0
 0.0%
74 local gvrnmnt and (fdrl) state politics 1
 0.0%
75 traffic policy 9
 0.2%
76 domestic policy in general 1
 0.0%
77 environmental protection 167
 4.1%
78 solving the waste problems 1
 0.0%
79 nuclear energy 5
 0.1%
80 energy policy 3
 0.1%
81 oth problems w environment/energy 1
 0.0%
82 safeguarding the future 2
 0.0%
83 Treuhand problem 0
 0.0%
84 coming to terms with the past 1
 0.0%
85 encourage national consciousness 1
 0.0%
86 populist politics 26
 0.6%
87 contain corruption 4
 0.1%
88 cooperation of the parties 3
 0.1%
89 better/other government 0
 0.0%
91 preservation of democracy 5
 0.1%
96 there are only problems 1
 0.0%
97 other 1
 0.0%
98 no problems 0
 0.0%
99 NA, don't know 0
 0.0%

Summary Statistics

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

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