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Cologne Election Study (State Parliament Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1962, Dortmund and Arnsberg-Soest)

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

    Evaluation of parties and politicians as survey after the Federal Parliament election 1961 as well as at the same time a preliminary investigation on the state parliament election in North Rhine-Westphalia. Topics: Voting intent in the state parliament election 1962; certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in earlier elections; reasons for one´s own election participation; sympathy scale for parties and politicians; preferred coalition after the election; party preference; election prediction; assessment of the economic situation (Katona questions); personal opinion leadership. Demography: marital status; age (classified); head of household; occupation; sex. Interviewer rating: reliability, social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; presence of other persons; length of interview; type of building and condition of residence.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-06 / 1962-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Arnsberg (DE-NW-ARN)
  • Dortmund (DE-NW-DTM)
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: 608
This study is also to be seen in connection with ZA Study Nos. 0058 to 0060 and presents for the above-named survey locations a 4th survey wave in the framework of the panel.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0061 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf; Baumert, Gerhard (1962): Kölner Wahlstudie (Landtagswahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen 1962, Dortmund und Arnsberg-Soest). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.