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Determinants of Political Participation (Andernach Study)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Seminar für Politische Wissenschaft, Universität Bonn
Publication Date
  • Seminar fuer Politische Wissenschaft, Universitaet Bonn (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    The housing situation and political participation of persons affected by the city renovation in Andernach. Topics: Political interest in general and interest in municipal policies as well as renovation measures; reading daily newspapers and evaluation of information about the renovation; evaluation of information policies of the city council, the parties and the authorities; identification of opinion leaders and habits in looking for information in personal surroundings; personal impact of renovation measures; personal and business relations or stays in the Old-Town; shopping and relaxation visits in the Old-Town; behavior expectations of the respondent on the part of family and friends in the political area; desired authorities for decisions about local political issues; judgement on the usefulness of political involvement for occupation, business and reputation; evaluation of personal time budget for politics, occupation and leisure time; memberships and offices and functions accepted; evaluation of memberships; residential property in the renovation area; size and furnishing of residence; satisfaction with housing; leaving the Old-Town area at demolition of the building; expected financial consequences of renovation on rent. Scales: Attitude to political participation and personal perception of opportunities to participate; judgement on the populism of the parties and attitude to citizen initiatives; participation readiness and individual political activities; passive participation in political events; general attitude to political involvement; political alienation. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; type of company; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-09 / 1975-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Andernach (DE-RP-AND)
Sampled Universe
Residents of the renovation area in the downtown of Andernach, those moving out due to renovation and commuters to downtown.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 354
On the same topic see also ZA Study No. 0949.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0948 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Buse, Michael; Nelles, Wilfried; Oppermann, Reinhard: Determinanten politischer Partizipation: Theorieansatz und empirische Überprüfung am Beispiel der Stadtsanierung Andernach. Meisenheim am Glan: Anton Hain 1977.
  • Buse, Michael; Oppermann, Reinhardt: Sozialpsychologische und soziostrukturelle Determinanten politischer Partizipation. In: Bolte, Karl-Martin (Hrsg.): Materialien aus der soziologischen Forschung. Verhandlungen des 18. deutschen Soziologentages in Bielefeld. München: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie 1978, S. 41 - 58.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Seminar für Politische Wissenschaft, Universität Bonn (1975): Determinanten politischer Partizipation (Andernach-Studie). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.