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Saarland Election Investigation 1975 (Panel: Preliminary Investigation, May 1973)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaase, Max (Lehrstuhl für Politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Judgement on politicians, parties, government and opposition on the occasion of the state parliament election in the Saarland. Topics: Political interest and political knowledge; sources of political information and self-assessment of extent to which informed; political conversations in one´s family and in one´s circle of friends; reference groups; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and state parliament election; constancy of behavior at the polls since 1949; change of party sympathy since the last election; party preference (list procedure and rank order procedure); party one cannot vote for; party preference of family and friends; assumed openness of friends and colleagues in political conversations; sympathy scale for the parties and the most important federal politicians and state politicians; knowledge about the party affiliation of the prime minister; attitude to the resignation of Barzel as chairman of the CDU/CSU Federal Parliament faction; knowledge about the governing parties in the Saarland; preferred government coalition and attitude to a return of the FDP into the state parlament; satisfaction with the state government and evaluation of achievements; satisfaction with the opposition; assessment of the importance of political problems; most important tasks of the state government; issue ability of the parties; political preferences in the area of occupational and school training; attitude to the zero fare; judgement on the economic situation of the FRG and one´s own economic situation; assumed economic development in the future; satisfaction with democracy in the FRG; attitude to political participation and to citizen initiatives; understanding of democracy and assessment of the political possibilities to influence of the individual as well as of special interest groups; desired influence of the CSU on the CDU; attitude to the goals of the young socialists and expected influence on the policies of the SPD; self-assessment of social class; commuter; satisfaction with living conditions in the Saarland; local residency; membership in a trade union or party; self-assessment on the left-right continuum. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; economic area; social origins. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; length of interview; type of city.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
Sampled Universe
German citizens (eligible voters) 16 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2087
    Number of Variables: 110
The current data set contains the data of the first wave of a three-wave panel survey. Further studies on the state parliament election in the Saarland are available under ZA Study Nos. 0869 and 0870.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0865 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

Kaase, Max (1973): Saarland-Wahluntersuchung 1975 (Panel: Voruntersuchung, Mai 1973). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.