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Vote Participation Study

Resource Type
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für praktische Sozialforschung, Zürich
Publication Date
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft fuer praktische Sozialforschung, Zuerich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Screening of the discrepancy of interview results in comparison to official information on one´s own election participation. Topics: Assessment of personal political interest and the political situation; party preference and party membership; information on general election participation of relatives and colleagues; information on personal participation in 4 votes; various scales to record democratic attitude and personality characteristics. Demography: media usage; political discussion; professional position; school education; vocational training; regional origins; occupation; social origins; social surroundings; memberships; religiousness; religious denomination; marital status; age (classified). Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1964-03 / 1964-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Bern (CH-BE-BRN)
  • Zuerich (CH-ZH-ZRH)
  • Switzerland (CH)
    5 small towns in German-speaking Switzerland
Sampled Universe
Age: 20-35
Simple random selection of men.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 823
The data set contains also official information on actual participation behavior of every respondent on the four votes in question.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0065 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Steiner, Jürg: Überprüfung von Interview-Ergebnissen über die Stimm- und Wahlbeteiligung durch amtliche Angaben. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 17, 1965, S. 234 - 244

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 81 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für praktische Sozialforschung, Zürich (1964): Stimmbeteiligungsstudie. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.