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Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 1st Wave, April - May 1971)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn
Publication Date
  • GETAS, 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 parties and politicians. Political participation and political attitudes. Topics: rejected and preferred federal chancellor; sympathy scale for Barzel, Brandt, Scheel, Strauss and the parties SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP, NPD as well as the DKP; party preference (rank order procedure and ballot procedure); party identification; party inclination of family and friends and of one´s own opinion leaders; satisfaction with the government and opposition (scale); most important tasks of the opposition; judgement on the effectiveness of various types of political participation on a scale; attitude to voting and to democracy (scales); assessment of the importance of controversies on domestic and foreign policy, economic policy and education policy; most important tasks of the Federal Republic; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; membership in a trade union, a farming organization or party; religiousness, judgement on the economic development and one´s own economic situation; assessment of personal threat. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; self-assessment of social class; city size; state; refugee status; membership. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in survey topic; social class of respondent; length of interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-04 / 1971-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
No specific information
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6438
The current data set is part of a four-wave panel survey; see ZA Study Nos. 0840 to 0842. There is an additional panel data set with 6438 cases and 16 punch cards per respondent. 1569 persons were interviewed in all 4 waves.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0839 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Oberndörfer, Dieter (Hrsg.): Wählerverhalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Studie zu ausgewählten Problemen der Wahlforschung. Aus Anlaß der Bundestagswahl 1976. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1978.
  • Garding, Hartmut: Rationalität oder Rationalisierung: Möglichkeiten und Wege der Issueanalyse. Köln, Universität, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Diss., 1978.
  • Eltermann, Ludolf K.: Kanzler und Oppositionsführer in der Wählergunst: Empirische Untersuchungsergebnisse zum Bild der Spitzenpolitiker in der Bevölkerung der Bundesrepublik von 1971 bis 1976. Stuttgart: Verlag Bonn Aktuell 1980. (Studien zur Politik Band 4, herausgegeben im Auftrag der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1971): Bundestagswahl 1972 (Panel: 1. Welle, April - Mai 1971). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.