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Autumn Study 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Publication Date
  • Contest-Census, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: confidence in the future; judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and assessment of further development next year; expected development of one´s own financial situation in a year; most important political events in the last year; interest in politics; party inclination and party allegiance as well as reasons for identification with a party (scale); attitude to the economic policy of the Federal Government; attitude to a further cost-cutting policy of the Federal Government to promote an economic upturn; party preference (ballot procedure); personal change in party voted for; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1983 and satisfaction with elected party; issue relevance; issue competence of the parties; attitude to the socially-oriented market economy and the achievement principle; assessment of the development of unemployment in the Federal Republic next year; judgement on the prospects for lasting peace in Europe; jeopardy to world peace through the great powers USA or Soviet Union; assessment of the willingness of the Soviet Union to agree with the west as well as attitude to NATO; attitude to the peace movement; preferred social system; satisfaction with democracy in the country; assessment of the federal parties on a left-right continuum; perceived possibilities to influence politics (scale); sympathy scale for the federal parties; attitude to the Greens taking seats in the Federal Parliament and in various state parliaments; attitude to a cooperation of the SPD with the Greens; reasons for election of Greens; attitude to violence against persons; self-assessment of condition of health; personal health behavior; routine medical tests and check-ups; most important environmental problems; expected development of danger to the environment in the Federal Republic in the next five years; personal willingness to purchase a low-pollution car or modify an old vehicle; acceptable cost for such a modification; modification dependent on tax advantages. Religiousness; union membership and solidarity with trade unions; job security; self-assessment of social class; possession of a telephone. Interviewer rating: length of interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-10 / 1984-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
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: 3060
    Number of Variables: 278
Further Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956. The Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1808 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1808
  • Veen, Hans-Joachim; Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth (Hrsg.): Wählerverhalten im Wandel: Bestimmungsgründe und politisch-kulturelle Trends am Beispiel der Bundestagswahl 1987. Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 1991. (Studien zur Politik, Band 16)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2014-02-05

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (2014): Herbststudie 1984. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.