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State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1970 (Preliminary Investigation)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes, party ties as well as judgements on parties and politicians. Topics: Political interest and self-assessment of political extent to which informed; sources of information used about politics and judgement on their credibility; media usage; preference for political television broadcasts; satisfaction with democracy in the FRG; scale of importance of political problems; issue ability of the parties; sympathy for certain politicians; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, FDP and NPD; satisfaction with state government and sympathy gains or losses of the parties since the Federal Parliament election 1969; parties voted for since 1949 and behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1969 (first vote and second vote); party preference and party ties; party inclination of family and friends and political conversations with friends and acquaintances; certainty of personal election decision; interest in the election result and assumed significance of the state parliament election for the Federal Republic; preferred prime minister and federal chancellor; attitude to the election campaign, the Germany question and protest of young people; importance of areas of life; judgement on the economic situation of the FRG and one´s own economic situation in comparison over time; self-assessment of social class; membership in clubs and organizations and assessment of party inclination of organizations; interest and ties to trade unions; party preference and party ties of parents; judgement on political interest of parents in the time of Hitler; general contentment with life; religiousness and assessment of distribution of religious affiliation in the residential area; local residency and satisfaction with housing; type of housing; type of city. Scales: dogmatism, democracy, nationalism and sexual morals. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; social origins; refugee status. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; general political extent to which informed of respondent; political interest of respondent; number of contact attempts; length of interview; weekday of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970-04 / 1970-05
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
No specific information
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: 2219
    Number of Variables: 449
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0702 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0702

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13

Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim (2012): Landtagswahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen 1970 (Voruntersuchung). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.