State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1966 (Preliminary Investigation, March 1966)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • 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

    Attitude to the state government, the parties and the state parliament election in North Rhine-Westphalia. Topics: Satisfaction with the state government (scale); assessment of the effects of the state parliament election on federal politics; issue ability of the parties as well as of the federal and state government; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU and FDP as well as for the most important state and federal politicians; degree of familiarity of state politicians and candidates for state parliament of the constituency; personal intent to participate in the election; certainty and time of election decision; voting intent in the next state parliament election; second preference in voting decision; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1965 and in the state parliament election 1962; reasons for a change in party voted for; judgement on the importance of Federal Parliament, state parliament and municipal elections (scale); expected changes with a change of government at state level; judgement on the development of the economic situation of the FRG and one´s own economic situation; membership in clubs and organizations; party inclination of the club; religiousness. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; income; head of household; social class; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-03 / 1966-04
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters 21 years old 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: 1173
    Number of Variables: 224
The study is part of a trend survey; on this see also ZA Study No. 0562.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0561 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22