Cologne Election Study (Dortmund, Arnsberg-Soest, Heilbronn, Munich; September 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 domestic and foreign policy problems immediately before the start of the Federal Parliament election. Topics: Expectations of economic development (Katona questions); sympathy scale for politicians and parties; image of the parties; issue ability of the CDU/CSU and SPD; criteria for one´s own voting decision; importance of the coming Federal Parliament election; political extent to which informed; crucial experience for the current political attitude; most important political problems in the FRG; general attitude to parties (scale); significance of the opposition party; preferred party system; party affiliation and knowledge about the constituency candidate; most important characteristics of a representative; attitude to decision of conscience by representatives; most important level of political work; local political questions; leisure activity; media usage and political interest; preferred newspaper categories; voting intent in the Federal Parliament election 1961; behavior at the polls in earlier Reichstag, state parliament and Federal Parliament elections; intent to participate in the election; party preference of family and friends; memberships; a prisoner of war oneself; religiousness; rental relationship. Demography: regional origins; refugee status; age (classified); size of household; head of household; school education; vocational training; marital status; occupation; military service; social origins; religious denomination; sex. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; city size; type of building and condition of residence.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1961-09
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
    Munich country
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
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: 1176
Second wave of a three-part panel survey (see ZA Study No. 0058 and 0060). The survey was conducted parallel to a representative population survey; see ZA Study No. 0056. A split questionnaire was used.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0059 (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: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21