State Election in Baden-Wuerttemberg 1968 (Preliminary Investigation, September 1967)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Wolfgang, Adrian (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Berger, Manfred (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes of the voters in Baden-Wuerttemberg on political questions at federal and state level. Topics: 1. General political views: judgement on the general economic situation and the economic future; desired economic policy measures to boost the economy; personal willingness to make sacrifices to overcome the recession; sacrifice of income; political knowledge and self-assessment of political extent to which informed; satisfaction with democracy; assumed reputation of the FRG abroad; judgement on equal opportunities in the FRG; attitude to the grand coalition and judgement on the FDP in opposition; party preference; party identification; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, FDP and the NPD as well as for various federal politicians; parties one cannot vote for; attitude to the NPD; preferred federal chancellor; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1965 and reason for a possible change in party voted for; knowledge of the member of Parliament elected in the constituency; attitude to federalism; assignment of issue competence to federal government, state or municipality regarding various political questions. 2. State politics: difference between Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Federal Republic; satisfaction with the state government; evaluation of various measures of the state government and recommendations for further government measures; attitudes to the school laws, the community school and the religious denomination school; judgement on state political institutions and offices; attitude to inflation of offices and administration reform as well as to consolidating smaller municipalities; most well-known state politicians and their party affiliation; sympathy scale for Filbinger, Angstmann, Hahn and Krause; knowledge about the state parliament delegates elected in the constituency; personal election participation in earlier elections and voting intent in the coming election; points of view in voting decision; certainty of one´s voting decision; preferred coalition after the state parliament election; media usage and sources of political information. 3. Miscellaneous: membership in clubs and organizations as well as their assumed party political orientation; membership in a trade union; work satisfaction; company size and change of occupation; means of transport used to work; possession of land; local residency; possession of durable consumer goods. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; vocational training; occupation; professional position; employment; professional career; type of company; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; housing situation; social origins; refugee status; possession of assets. Interviewer rating: city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967-08 / 1967-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
Sampled Universe
ELigibile voters 21 years and older
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1966
    Number of Variables: 578
The study presents the first wave of a two-part panel survey. The data of the second wave are archived under ZA Study No. 0520.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0519 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0519
  • Adrian, Wolfgang; Berger, Manfred: Zum politischen Bewußtsein der Wähler. In: Sozialwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch für Politik, 1, 1969, S. 27 - 60.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2012-03-12