Accession Number : AD0698739

Title :   TROOP STATIONING IN GERMANY: GERMAN PUBLIC OPINION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mendershausen,Horst

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report presents an analysis of the results of a Spring 1969 German opinion poll showing that a substantial majority of the people favor the American military presence. Correlations of the sample show that a male over 25, a Christian-Democrat supporter, and Protestant, with more than elementary schooling, and a higher income is particularly likely to favor American troops stationing. Those undecided are likely to be women, those under 25, with elementary schooling only and low incomes, and those indifferent to political parties. The indecisive response of the 16-24 age group is new. In all groups those opposed are fewer than those in favor. The response to hypothetical questions on future American troop strength and West German sharing of troop-stationing costs is positive. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMED FORCESUnited states), *west germany), (*public opinion, west germany), reaction(psychology), attitudes(psychology), sociometrics, analysis, costs, questionnaires, statistical analysis, public relations

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE