Young Parlamentarians in Bonn

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Reese, Jürgen (Soziologisches Seminar der Universität Konstanz)
  • Badura, Bernhard (Soziologisches Seminar der Universität Konstanz)
Publication Date
  • Soziologisches Seminar der Universitaet Konstanz (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Institutions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Panel survey on job situation, views on their working conditions and political attitudes among young parlamentarians directly after start of their activity and 3 years later. Topics: Reasons for Federal Parliament candidacy; ideas about course of the day; attitude to parliamentary party and parliamentary party discipline; specialization in problem areas; type of contact with press; evaluation of relationship of representatives with citizens and special interest associations; attitude to the petition committee, public committee meetings, constituency work, referendum, separation of powers, public interest as leitmotiv for the member of Parliament and criticism of the job of parliament by groups outside of parliament; utilization of and type of advice and information sources; personal possibilities to influence legislative initiatives; attitude to reform policies; reform recommendations of respondent and attitude to a parliamentary reform; function of the parliament; evaluation of political room for action and attitude to more supervisory power of the parliamentarian; intent of renewed candidacy for Federal Parliament; career as professional politician; assessment of equal opportunities in education; existence of social classes. Demography: age (classified); religious denomination; vocational training; occupation; professional position.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-10 / 1972
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
59 youngest of altogether 156 freshmen representatives in the 6th German Federal Parliament.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 59
    Number of Variables: 100
The first wave of the current panel survey was conducted in 1969 with 59 respondents immediately after beginning their parliamentary activity. The second wave followed after 3 years of activity as parliamentarian. It was possible to confront 49 persons a second time with the same questions.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0837 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Badura, Bernhard; Reese, Jürgen: Jungparlamentarier in Bonn - Ihre Sozialisation im Deutschen Bundestag. Stuttgart-Bad Cannstadt: Frommann Verlag 1976.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22