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Election Study 1980 (Data Pool)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Berger, Manfred (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Fuchs, Dieter (ZUMA, Mannheim)
  • Kaase, Max (Universität Mannheim)
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Roth, Dieter (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Schleth, Uwe (Universität Heidelberg)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
Other Title
  • Politbarometer (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
1980
Contributor
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Data Curator)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Political issues. Summarized data pool of the monthly survey as previously archived under ZA Study Nos. 1054 to 1063. These studies are monthly trend studies on the Federal Parliament election with political questions changing as appropriate. Topics: 1. in the form of a trend survey the following questions were posed each month: personal intent to participate in the election; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, CSU, FDP, the Greens as well as for the politicians Genscher, Kohl, Schmidt and Strauss; Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; social mobility; household size; household composition; characteristics of head of household; party inclination and party ties; city size; union membership; Kreiskennziffer; Bundesland; characteristics of residential area. Additionally encoded: weighting factor; month of interview. 2. Besides the core common to all studies the data set contains further survey topics as presented in the individual study descriptions. January: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; sympathy scale for the government coalition and opposition; expected winner of the Federal Parliament election 1980; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; satisfaction with the reactions of the USA on the Afghanistan question and assessment of the danger of war; attitude to the Olympics boycott, continuation of efforts to reduce tension and disarmament negotiations; attitude to private television companies; attitude to jogging. February: Political interest; behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; certainty of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition and opposition; satisfaction with the political elite and the political system in the FRG; assumed result of the Federal Parliament election 1980; importance of political goals such as price stability, job security, relation to Eastern Europe and the USA, environmental protection, securing of pensions, law and order, personal representation of interests by a party; differences between parties; attitude to the Olympics boycott; assessment of the effectiveness of political commitment; self-assessment of personal political tolerance; gasoline price and abstaining from driving; possession of a vehicle. March: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; certainty of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition and opposition; assumed result of the Federal Parliament election 1980; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; image of the politicians Schmidt, Strauss and of an ideal chancellor (semantic differentials); judgement on the election campaign agreement; attitude to the ideal of slenderness. April: Judgement on economic development; certainty of personal election decision; satisfaction with the political elite; sympathy scale for the government coalition and opposition; assumed result of the Federal Parliament election 1980 and preferred chancellor; attitude to the economic boycott against Iran; attitude to nuclear power; possession of a vehicle. May: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; certainty of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition as well as the politicians Albrecht and Apel; preferred chancellor; judgement on the election chances of the CDU with Strauss or Albrecht as candidate for chancellor; assumed result of the Federal Parliament election 1980; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; attitude to the Olympics boycott; heating costs. June: Judgement on the economic situation; political interest and political conversations with family and friends; behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976 (first vote and second vote); certainty and time of personal election decision; assumed election result and preferred federal chancellor; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition as well as the politicians Lambsdorff and Matthoefer; importance of political goals, such as price stability, job security, relations to Eastern Europe and the USA, environmental protection, securing of pensions, vocational training, democratization, law and order as well as securing energy; attitude to nuclear power as well as divorce; party one cannot vote for and necessity of a new party; satisfaction with the political elite; party preference of family and friends; self-classification and assessment of the parties, politicians and an ideal party on the left-right continuum; judgement on the political engagement of the churches and trade unions (scale) and the election chances of the CDU with Strauss; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; desired coalition after the election; preferred skirt length in women´s fashion. July: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; certainty of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition as well as the politicians Carstens and Wehner; expected winner of the election and preferred chancellor; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; differentiated determination of the most important political goals such as price stability, job security, environmental protection, energy supply and relationship to the states of Eastern Europe as well as to the USA. September: Judgement on economic development; political interest; behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976 (first vote and second vote); certainty and time of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition and the politicians Leisler-Kiep and Stoltenberg; party one cannot vote for and necessity of a new party; satisfaction with the political elite; political conversations in circle of family and friends; self-assessment as well as classification of parties, the politicians Schmidt and Strauss as well as an ideal chancellor on the left-right continuum; judgement on the political engagement of church and trade union; attitude to an absolute majority of one party and preferred government coalition after the election; preferred chancellor; assessment of the election chances of the CDU with Strauss as candidate for chancellor; satisfaction with top candidates and with the political system in the FRG; personal change in party voted for; attitude to the Greens; good and bad sides of the parties; personal political activities in the election campaign; attitude to restriction of rights for the purpose of preservation of internal security; knowledge about the significance of the second vote; personal sympathy for the CDU/CSU and assumed sympathy in the population; attitude to a conversation with a CDU/CSU opponent; issue ability of the parties; assessment of personal importance of the retirement program, securing price levels, education, tax reduction, reunification, environmental protection, securing jobs and good relations with foreign countries; interest in political television broadcasts; personal openness in expression of political opinion; most important development goals of society; assessment of personal stress. October: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament elections 1976 and 1980 (first vote and second vote); time of personal election decision; judgement on the election result, election campaign as well as television discussions with top politicians of the parties; attitude to maintenance of tradition in the Federal German Armed Forces and to women in the Federal German Armed Forces; judgement on defence expenditures and the threat from the East. For men: personal military status. November: Sympathy scale for the government coalition and the opposition as well as for the politicians Lambsdorff and Matthoefer; satisfaction with the political elite; behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1980; most important tasks for the new Federal Government; satisfaction with political events in the FRG; attitude to reunification and to negotiations with the GDR and to recognition of a GDR citizenship; one´s own relatives in the GDR.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-01 / 1980-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 and older.
Sampling
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 11986
    Number of Variables: 303
Note
See the detailed descriptions of the individual surveys archived under ZA Study Nos. 1054 to 1063. The data set is part of a trend survey conducted for the ZDF (Second German Television Network) as ´Politbarometers´ in roughly monthly intervals. The Politbarometers are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1053-1063 1277-1281, 1469-1479, 1520-1531, 1581, 1642-1650 as well as 1677.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1053 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • Rattinger, Hans: Collective and individual economic judgements and voting in West Germany 1961 - 1984. In: European Journal of Political Research, 14, 1986, S. 393 - 420

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 243 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Fuchs, Dieter; Kaase, Max; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter et. al. (1980): Wahlstudie 1980 (Datenpool). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1053