A Survey of Student Opinion at the Universtiy of Erlangen-Nuremberg
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Many books have been written about Germany and the Germans since the end of the second World War. Among these are numerous analyses of surveys of Germans since the war; surveys conducted by Germans and by foreigners, surveys to measure nationalism, fascism, and antisemitism, surveys on current events and election predictions. Though most of these books and surveys are concerned with the German population as a whole and specifically with the older generation, there has been in the last ten years an increased interest in the opinions of the younger generation, the generation which has grown up after the war and which does not feel so personally the after-effects of the war. Though a few authors and interviewers classify this generation today as sixteen to twenty-nine year-olds, most surveys of the past ten years have concentrated on the youths of ages sixteen to twenty. Because of the German educational system, most of these youths are either working or unemployed. Less than 5 per cent complete their Abitur and are able to go on to the university, and only a portion of these ever actually complete the university education. Though many of the surveys of the younger generation mention students, this term generally includes those also in the Gymnasium, generally considered equivalent to the American high school and two years of junior college. The university students as a body are sadly neglected. The purpose of this survey was to establish the opinions and attitudes of a group of students at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, toward current German issues. It was to be a survey separate from the German population as a whole and separate from the German youth as a whole to determine purely student opinion on matters previously measured within the other populations as a whole.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.