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Cologne Election Study (Dortmund, Arnsberg-Soest, Heilbronn, Munich; July 1961)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Forschungsinstitut für Politische Wissenschaft und Europäische Fragen, Universität zu Köln)
  • Baumert, Gerhard (DIVO, Frankfurt)
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitude to current political problems immediate before start of the Federal Parliament election campaign. Topics: Expectations of economic development (Katona questions); sympathy scale for politicians and parties; change of party sympathy; judgement on the election campaign; issue ability of the SPD and CDU/CSU; knowledge about the constituency delegate; election prediction; importance of the coming Federal Parliament election; most important characteristics of a politician and a federal chancellor; degree of familiarity of politicians; most important political problems and importance of parties; attitude to opposition in democracy (scale); just distribution policies; local political questions; criteria for choice of occupation; leisure activities; media usage; rental condition; religiousness; memberships; party preference (Sunday question) and party preference of family and friends; personal behavior at the polls since 1945; local residency. Demography: marital status; age (classified); head of household; occupation; school education; vocational training; tenancy; religious denomination. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; type of building and condition of residence; city size; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1961-07 / 1961-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Dortmund (DE-NW-DTM)
    Dortmund city
  • Heilbronn (DE-BW-HEN)
  • Munich (DE-BY-MUC)
    Munich country
  • Arnsberg (DE-NW-ARN)
Sampled Universe
Age: 21-79
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1223
First wave of a three-part panel survey (see ZA Study No. 0059 and 0060). The survey was conducted in parallel with a representative population survey; see ZA Study No. 0055.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0058 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann Rudolf (Hrsg.): Zur Soziologie der Wahl. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1965 (Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Sonderheft 9)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf; Baumert, Gerhard (1961): Kölner Wahlstudie (Dortmund, Arnsberg-Soest, Heilbronn, München; Juli 1961). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.