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The political mood after the Federal Parliament election 1969

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Institut fuer Motivforschung, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the old and the new Federal Government as well as the election campaign, the parties and politicians shortly after the Federal Parliament election. Topics: judgement on the aptitude of Kiesinger as federal chancellor and on the success of the foreign policy of the FRG in the last few years; attitude to the Oder-Neisse Line and to recognition of the GDR; judgement on the achievements of the Federal Government, the parties and the most important politicians (scale); most important tasks of the future government; familiarity of election slogans and assignment of the slogans to parties; attendance at election meetings; judgement on the election campaign; sources of political information; media usage and paying attention to news broadcasts as well as advertising broadcasts of the parties on television; attitude to co-determination; personal election participation; time of personal voting decision; personal change in party voted for from 1965 to 1969; splitting; voting decision of spouse; time of information about the election result; party preference; importance of areas of life; self-assessment of vertical mobility; going to the movies; religiousness; membership in a trade union; satisfaction with the economic situation; general contentment with life; judgement on price development; intelligence test (short form). Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; size of household; head of household; city size; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-09 / 1969-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 21 years old and older
Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified 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: 1580
The survey began one day after the Federal Parliament election; see also ZA Study Nos. 0773 to 0783.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0788 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1976): Die politische Stimmung nach der Bundestagswahl 1969. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.