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AUTNES Candidate Survey 2008

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Müller, Wolfgang C. (Universität Wien)
  • Eder, Nikolaus (Universität Wien)
  • Jenny, Marcelo (Universität Wien)
Publication Date
2014-08-20
Contributor
  • Principal investigator (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
Description
  • Abstract

    The AUTNES Candidate Survey 2008 was conducted after the Austrian national parliamentary election of 28 September 2008. The dataset is based on a written census survey of the 4.081 candidates for the National Council election. Candidates were asked questions on four topics: Political background and activities, campaigning, issues and policies as well as democracy and representation. The first subject area contains variables like the candidates’ party affiliation, its duration and possible changes as well as several indicators for political activity like association membership or the average weekly time spent with party activities. Next, candidates were asked about several details of their campaign: Its aim and strategy, time spent, occurring problems, communication means, personal campaign funds and relationship with the party. The third section on issues and policies also includes (besides questions about the candidates’ positions on several topics) coalition preferences, left–right self-placement and opinions on EU topics. The final part of the dataset holds information on candidates’ general attitudes about democracy, their preferred electoral system as well as their understanding of how a Member of Parliament should act.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-12 / 2009-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
Sampled Universe
Candidates of all parties to the National elections in 2008
Sampling
No sample (complete count)
Collection Mode
  • Fixed form self-administered questionnaire: Paper (SAQ)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 271
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5247 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2018-02-13 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2014-09-01

Müller, Wolfgang C.; Eder, Nikolaus; Jenny, Marcelo (2014): AUTNES Candidate Survey 2008. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12030