Politics in the Federal Republic (November 1967)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaase, Max (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Schleth, Uwe (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Wildenmann, R. (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitude to political questions and judgement on the coalition as well as on the policies of the Federal Government. Topics: general economic situation in comparison over time; preferred economic measures and willingness to do one´s share; judgement on the grand coalition; assumed motives for the formation of the grand coalition; most important tasks of the Federal Government; issue competence of the government; attitude to recognition of the GDR; satisfaction with the governments of Erhard and Kiesinger (scale); preferred government coalition; desired federal chancellor; sympathy scale for parties and politicians; importance of political goals; measures to realize these goals; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG and understanding of democracy; importance of areas of life; judgement on equal opportunities in the FRG and the reputation of the FRG in the world; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1965; party one cannot vote for; party preference; necessity of founding a new party; attitude to the NPD; perceived and desired influence of interest groups in the FRG; knowledge about the duties of the Federal Constitutional Court and the Bundesbank; self-assessment of extent to which informed politically and sources of information for political knowledge; reading newspapers; city size; real estate ownership; local residency; satisfaction with housing. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; occupation; professional position; professional career; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; housing situation; social origins; regional origins; possession of durable economic goods; possession of assets; membership; media usage. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate and interest in interview topic.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967-11 / 1968-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 21 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1988
    Number of Variables: 419
Two years later 1006 cases were inteviewed again. The data of the second wave of this panel survey are archived under ZA Study No. 0525.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0524 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22