Election Study 1972 (Panel: Preliminary Investigation, September - October 1972)

Resource Type
  • Berger, Manfred (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Schleth, Uwe (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Kaase, Max (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • INFRATEST, München (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes, extent to which informed politically as well as judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: judgement on the economic development of the FRG and on one´s own economic situation; political interest and media used to form a political opinion; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition, the SPD, CDU, CSU and the FDP as well as for the politicians Brandt and Barzel; familiarity of domestic politicians; rank order of party preferences; issue competence of the parties; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1969 and voting intent in the election 1972; expected election result and desired government; preferred chancellor; party preference of family and friends; most important problems of the FRG; desired influence of Strauss in a CDU/CSU government; most qualified minister of trade and commerce; attitude to Ostpolitik; membership in a trade union and interest in trade union work; religiousness. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; social origins; city size; state; membership.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-09 / 1972-10
  • 1972-09 / 1972-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Population eligible to vote and 18 years old or older
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 369
  • Number of Variables: 369
The current data set is part of a three-wave panel survey (ZA Study Nos. 0635 to 0637) and is available as a complete data set. The questionnaire for all three waves is largely identical. A split questionnaire was used with the following characteristics: with one part of the respondents the question of voting intent was placed relatively early in the survey, in the other part not until the end of the survey, in order to control for the effect of a different placement of the question.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0635 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0635
  • Kaase, Max: Die Bundestagswahl 1972: Probleme und Analysen. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 14, 1973, S. 145 - 190.
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G.: Der Effekt unterschiedlicher Plazierung der Wahlabsichten im Fragebogen. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 14, 1973, S. 275 - 294.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-02 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2011-09-28