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Federal Parliament Election 1965 (Follow-Up Survey, October 1965, II)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaase, M. (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Wildenmann, R. (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
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

    Extent to which informed politically and behavior at the polls as well as judgement on election campaign, election result, media and politicians shortly after the Federal Parliament election 1965. Topics: participation in election events; judgement on the election campaign; judgement on the conduct of the top politicians in the election campaign; memory of election slogans; satisfaction with the election result and change of one´s own voting decision, if the election result had been known before the election; personal behavior at the polls and information on a possible change in party voted for; events influencing one´s own voting decision at the last moment; sympathy scale for the politicians Erhard, Brandt, Barzel, Schmidt, Erler, Mende, Strauss, Schroeder, Wehner and Adenauer; feeling of political participation through voting; behavior at the polls and party sympathy; behavior at the polls of family and friends; importance of political problems; self-classification of extent to which informed politically and sources of political information; sources of information about the programs and intents of the parties; media usage and judgement on the objectivity of the political news and reports on radio, television, daily newspapers, picture magazines and magazines; importance of areas of life; judgement on one´s own economic situation and the economic situation of the FRG (Katona questions); membership in clubs or organizations and judgement on the party inclination of these organizations. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; composition of household; head of household; party preference; political discussion; self-assessment of social class; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters 21 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1463
The current data set ist the second wave of a three-part trend survey; see also the ZA Study Nos. 0556 and 0558.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0557 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kaase, M.; Wildenmann, R. (1965): Bundestagswahl 1965 (Nachuntersuchung, Oktober 1965, II). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.