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Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 3rd Wave, September - November 1972)

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 as well as political attitude of respondent. Topics: political interest and sources of political information; most important political events of the last year and politicians who had the most influence on these events; preferred federal chancellor and assessment of the chances of victory for the two candidates for chancellor; image of the candidates for chancellor, Brandt and Barzel (semantic differential); good and bad sides of the parties; knowledge about the next two Federal Parliament election dates; party preference (rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP, NPD and DKP; strength of party identification and change of party inclination in the last few years; personal change in party voted for; influence of candidates for chancellor on one´s own voting decision; expected election result and personal interest in the election victory of a certain party; judgement on the success of the Federal Government; judgement on the general economic situation as well as on one´s own financial situation; judgement on economic development in the next few years; television habits and discussions with friends, colleagues or within the family about television broadcasts; most important tasks of the Federal Republic and issue competence of parties and politicians; trust in state and government; importance of price stability and Ostpolitik; date of birth. Demography: age; sex; marital status; employment; self-assessment of social class. Interviewer rating: number of contact attempts and visits; interest of respondent in survey topic; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-09 / 1972-11
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: 2646
The current data set contains the data of the third wave of a four-wave panel survey; see ZA Study Nos. 0839 to 0842. There is in addition a 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
  • ZA0841 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

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

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1972): Bundestagswahl 1972 (Panel: 3. Welle, September - November 1972). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.