Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Initial Investigation, September 1972)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
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

    Judgement on government, parties and politicians. Topics: attitude to Federal Chancellor Brandt; suspected relationship between a possible vote of no confidence against Brandt and a deterioration of election chances for the government in a new election; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1969 and party preference; preferred government coalition; preferred candidate for chancellor and foreign minister; preference for a party or its youth organizations; influence of spouse in voting decision; media usage; sources of political information and self-assessment of extent to which informed politically; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU and FDP; knowledge of politicians and their party affiliation; image of Brandt, Barzel, Strauss and Scheel (semantic differential as well as sympathy scale) and image of the parties; judgement on the achievements of the Brandt-Scheel government; expected influence of the FDP on the government; preference for reform policies or price stability; judgement on the policies and the resignation of Minister of Trade and Commerce, Schiller; issue competence of the parties and the politicians Schmidt and Strauss; judgement on the influence of interest groups in the FRG; assessment of the responsibility of interest groups for the price increase; general political attitudes; attitude to tax increases and to the term ´socialism´; judgement on the ´Quick affair´ and the assumed role of the government in this case; religiousness; housing situation. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; household income; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: length of interview; city code. Also encoded was: district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random 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: 1946
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0665 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22