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Federal Parliament Election 1972 (2nd Initial Investigation, October 1972)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Pappi, Franz U. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: The first part of the questionnaire is identical to that of ZA Study No. 0631. Beyond this the following questions were posed: good and bad sides of the CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP; most important problems of the FRG. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; city size; state. Also encoded was: district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage 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: 3408
    Number of Variables: 77
The study ist both part of an omnibus survey and the second part of a trend survey (see also ZA Study No. 0631). On the open questions about the most important problems of the FRG and the characterization of positive and negative of the parties there is a machine-readable text data set in which the response text is completely protocolled.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0632 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter: Issue-Kompetenz und Wahlentscheidung. Die Einstellung zu wertbezogenen politischen Problemen im Zeitvergleich. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift 1973, 14, S. 227 - 256.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Pappi, Franz U. (1972): Bundestagswahl 1972 (2. Voruntersuchung, Oktober 1972). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.