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Forsa Bus 1996

Resource Type
  • FORSA, Berlin
Publication Date
  • FORSA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes / opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Political questions, evaluation of parties and federal chancellor. Topics: most important political topics; expected economic situation and expected development of personal living conditions; greatest problems in Germany; preference for federal chancellor; most able party in the Federal Republic; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and state parliament election; party preference on state and federal level (Sunday question). Demography: sex; year of birth; marital status; living together with a partner; employment; professional position; vocational training; school education; size of household; members of household under 14 years and their year of birth; religious affiliation; frequency of church attendance; union membership; party membership; citizenship; monthly net income. Also encoded was: state; city size; date of interview; weekday of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-01 / 1996-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking population aged 14 and over
sample according to the RLD procedure
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 124817
    Number of Variables: 72
The data set contains parts from omnibus surveys conducted by FORSA in a daily rhythm. Each working day approx. 500 interviews were conducted.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2984 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2984

Update Metadata: 2019-07-24 | Issue Number: 9 | Registration Date: 2013-11-21

FORSA, Berlin (2013): Forsa-Bus 1996. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.