Politics in Rhineland-Palatinate (November 1978)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the population to current political topics. Judgement on parties and politicians at state and federal level. Topics: judgement on the economic situation as well as the economic development of the FRG and the state Rhineland-Palatinate; expected development of personal standard of living; political interest and extent to which informed politically; most important task of the FRG as well as of the state Rhineland-Palatinate; preferred prime minister; degree of familiarity of selected state politicians; advantages and disadvantages of Bernhard Vogel and Klaus v. Dohnany; satisfaction with government and opposition in Rhineland-Palatinate; classification of the relevance of political issues; issue ability of the parties; assumed election result of the next state parliament election; certainty of one´s voting decision; detailed determination of party preference by means of different question formulations (among others ballot procedure and Sunday question); self-assessment on a left-right continuum as well as classification of the parties and prime minister candidates on a 20-level left-right continuum; agreement with politicians and parties; personal opinion leadership or opinion allegiance; assumed party preference of opinion leader; sympathy scale and scale of the ability of selected state politicians and the parties; semantic differential for prime minister candidates; party preference of spouse; party preference at federal level; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition in Federal Parliament; preferred federal chancellor; judgement on the populism of the parties; contact with authorities; image of authorities and offices (semantic differentials); attitude to the ban on employment of radicals as teachers and civil servants; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; preferred sources of information on political questions; frequency of reading the political part of daily newspapers; preferred daily newspaper and its political orientation; frequency of use of television news; preference for a certain state. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; religiousness; school education; occupational position; employment; number of recipients of income; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; self-assessment of social class; personal membership in a union or membership of other members of household. Interviewer rating: degree of urbanization; length of interview; district code. Also encoded was: city size; municipality code; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters. Age: 18 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1031
    Number of Variables: 266
The current data set is part of a trend survey; see ZA Study No. 1173. The data sets with ZA Study Nos. 1173 to 1177 contain in part comparable question formulations from other states. The data sets have been cumulated under ZA Study No. 2047.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1172 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22