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Political Ideology I

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Allerbeck, Klaus R. (Universität Bielefeld)
  • Kaase, Max (ZUMA, Mannheim)
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (ZUMA, Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Social welfare policy
  • Abstract

    Political interest and political participation as well as assessment of the effectiveness of political protest actions. Topics: satisfaction with the economic situation and general contentment with life; assessment of social injustice in the FRG and designation of privileged or disadvantaged population groups; preference of political goals; postmaterialism; evaluation of social problems as well as assignment of responsibility for solutions to the government; evaluation of government activities on problem solving; personal willingness to participate in political protests; role of the uses of force in social change and assumed goals of political use of force; evaluation of conduct government offices in political conflict; party identification; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1972; self-assessment of social class; assessment of personal political effectiveness; general judgement on youth protest; trust in the Federal Government; earlier economic conditions of parents; socialization authorities in childhood; social origins; party preference of parents; personal unemployment and judgement on one´s own job security; membership in clubs or a trade union as well as degree of activity in the organization; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; goals in professional life; good and bad sides of the parties. Among young people: contact with parents; relation to family and friends; topics of conversation and differences of opinion with parents; classification of parents on a left-right continuum; concepts of future life; relation with friends; occupation of friends. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; family composition; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; employment; professional career; income; household income; head of household; social origins. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons; frequency of interruptions during interview; interest of respondent in interview; number of contact attempts; length of interview; date of interview. Also encoded was: age of interviewer; sex of interviewer; identification of interviewer and interviewer practice in weeks.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1974-01 / 1974-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 16 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2307
    Number of Variables: 421
In addition to the representative sample described here, interviews were conducted with the parents or the children of respondents (257 of 328 possible cases) as well as friends of the young people interviewed (194 of 292 possible cases) and the interviewers themselves (346 cases). For 10 supplemental interviews there are no paired parts in the representative section. The current data set contains only the representative cases. Beyond this there is a pair data set in which the pairs are already consolidated. The investigation "Political Ideology" is a component of an international comparative study, which was conducted in the countries (besides the Federal Republic) Austria, Netherlands, Great Britain, USA, Finland, Italy and Switzerland. The integrated eight-country data set and the code book for this study is likewise available in the Zentralarchiv (ZA Study No. 0765).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0757 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kaase, Max: Bedingungen unkonventionellen politischen Verhaltens in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. In: Kielmannsegg, Peter Graf (Hrsg.): Legitimationsprobleme politischer Systeme. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1976. (Sonderheft der politischen Vierteljahresschrift Nr. 7, S. 179 ff.)
  • Kaase, Max: Legitimitätskrise in westlichen demokratischen Industriegesellschaften: Mythos oder Realität? In: Klages, Helmut und Kmieciak, Peter (Hrsg.): Wertwandel und gesellschaftlicher Wandel. Frankfurt: Campus 1979.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Allerbeck, Klaus R.; Kaase, Max; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (1974): Politische Ideologie I. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.