Politics in the Saarland (January 1979)

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 to current political topics and party preference in various elections. Judgement on parties, politicians and state government. Topics: judgement on the economic situation and development of the FRG as well as the Saarland; most important tasks in the Saarland; importance of political issues and issue ability of the parties; particularly preferred Saarland politician; degree of familiarity of Saarland politicians and their functions; satisfaction with the coalition government and the individual parties (scale); assessment of the ability and general attitude to the party chairman of the state parties; preferred politicians to solve the tasks in the Saarland; attitude to the current state government (scale); attitude to continued existence of the coalition government; most capable party at place of residence; attitude to the influence of political parties on municipal politics; detailed determination of party preference at the level of the municipal election, the state parliament election, the Federal Parliament election and the European Election (Sunday question, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in earlier elections and change of party preference; most active party in the Saarland; assessment of the election result; preferred type of political conflict; personal opinion leadership. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; frequency of church attendance; occupational position; employment; household income; sources of income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; regional origins. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview; city size; degree of urbanization; district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
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: 1493
    Number of Variables: 185
The current data set is part of a trend survey; see ZA Study Nos. 1175 and 1177. The data sets of ZA Study Nos. 1172 to 1175 contain in part comparable question formulations from other states. An earlier survey in the Saarland is archived under ZA Study No. 1079. The data sets have been cumulated under ZA Study No. 2047.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1176 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22