Prerequisites of Political Opinion-Making in the Federal Republic

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

    Political attitude of respondent and his judgement on parties and politicians (image study). Topics: Political interest; most important political problems; attitude to Ostpolitik and reunification; familiarity and judgement on leading politicians in the FRG; satisfaction with the Federal Government; importance of areas of life; assessment of the influence of the FRG on NATO, the EEC and general world politics; detailed determination of the image of the SPD, CDU, FDP and an ´ideal party´ (semantic differentials and other technologies of image determination); changes of distance from the parties; party preference (Sunday question, pair comparisons and list procedure); party one cannot vote for; self-assessment of closeness to the parties as well as to trade unions and churches; decision criteria for the eligibility of a party; party sympathies of family and friends; danger of a world war; most important goals of school education; satisfaction with democracy; judgement on general and personal economic situation; general contentment with life; attitude to the welfare state; self-assessment of social class; local residency; memberships. Scales: dogmatism and rationality. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; career opportunities; income; household income; size of household; housing situation; city size; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1964-05 / 1964-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 21 years old and older
Non-probability: Quota; Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota 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: 6562
The ZA Study Nos. 0792 to 0795 consist of 4 representative surveys conducted concurrently. The content topics are identical in all four surveys, although in part the sequence as well as the operationalization of the topics were modified. The sample size for the individual surveys comprises: 1st survey 1652 cases, 2nd survey 1644 cases, 3rd survey 1624 cases, 4th survey 1642 cases.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0792 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 98 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22