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Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 4th Wave, November 1972 - January 1973)

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, election campaign, candidates for chancellor and other politicians in the Federal Parliament election. Topics: political interest; good and bad sides of the election campaign; judgement on the conduct of parties and politicians in the election campaign; image of Brandt and Barzel (semantic differential); personal election participation and reasons for not voting; behavior at the polls (first vote and second vote with ballot procedure); party preference (rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP, NPD and DKP; time of personal voting decision; most important tasks of the Federal Republic; issue competence of the parties; trust in government and state (scale); strength of one´s own party identification; personal change in party voted for; judgement on the economic situation and economic development in the next few years; importance of price stability and Ostpolitik as well as issue competence of the politicians and parties in this area; judgement on the performance of the top politicians in the televsion debate (semantic differential and rank order procedure); knowledge about the significance of first and second votes; date of birth. Demography: age; sex; marital status; size of household. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-09 / 1973-01
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: 2747
The current data set contains the data of the last wave of a four-wave panel survey; see also ZA Study Nos. 0839 to 0841. 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
  • ZA0842 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • 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: 2020-10-18 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1973): Bundestagswahl 1972 (Panel: 4. Welle, November 1972 - Januar 1973). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.