Federal Parliament Election 1972 (1st and 2nd Follow-Up Survey)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • 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, judgement on the parties and party preference of family and friends. Topics: political interest; attitude to co-determination and to abortion as well as ability of the parties regarding these topics; attitude to wearing election badges and personal conduct regarding this; sympathy scale for SPD, CDU, CSU, FDP, NPD and DKP; behavior at the polls (first vote and second vote) in the Federal Parliament elections 1969 and 1972; personal party ties; party preference of father; detailed demographic information on closest friends as well as their party preference; religiousness; local residency. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; household income; size of household; composition of household; self-assessment of social class; social origins; city size; state. Also encoded were the following aggregate data from the records of the census of 1970: absolute number of residents; population change since 1961; average age of residential population; for each region percentage proportions were recorded for the following: marital status, religion, employment rate, employees in various economic areas, workers, civil servants and employees, foreigners.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-12 / 1973-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters 18 years old and older
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3448
    Number of Variables: 125
For technical data-processing reasons the data set is divided into several archive numbers and encompasses ZA Study Nos. 0633 and 0634.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0633 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Pappi, Franz U.: Parteiensystem und Sozialstruktur in der Bundesrepublik. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 14, 1973, S. 191 - 213.

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