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

Resource Type
  • Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and judgement on the parties before the state parliament election. Topics: Political knowledge; political interest and self-assessment of political extent to which informed; importance of political controversies; issue ability of the parties; image profile of the three major parties; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, FDP, NPD and for various federal politicians; attitude to the election campaign; assessment of the federal political significance of the state parliament election in North Rhine-Westphalia; preferred prime minister; intent to participate in the election; certainty and time of personal election decision; behavior at the polls in the state parliament election 1962 and the Federal Parliament election 1962; reasons for possible change in party voted for; party one cannot vote for; assumed changes with a change of government in North Rhine-Westphalia and desired composition of the government; familiarity of the constituency candidate for the state parliament election; desired changes of political influence of special interest groups and associations in the Federal Republic; attitude to the election campaign; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; company size and distance to place of work; membership in clubs and organizations; ties to the trade union; party orientation of the organization; judgement on the economic situation; daily newspapers and magazines read; particularly interesting magazine contents; personal opinion leadership in various areas. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; type of company; composition of household; head of household; social class; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-06 / 1966-07
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters 21 years old and older.
Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1564
    Number of Variables: 272
The study is part of a trend survey; on this see also ZA Study No. 0561.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0562 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0562

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 82 | Registration Date: 2012-03-12

Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim (2012): Landtagswahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen 1966 (Voruntersuchung, Juni 1966). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.