Politics in the Saarland (September 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

    Judgement on parties and politicians in the Saarland as well as at federal level. Attitude to current political questions. Topics: judgement on the economic situation in the Saarland and in the FRG; most important tasks in the Saarland and preferred politician; importance of political issues and issue ability of the parties; degree of familiarity of Saarland politicians and their functions; judgement on their political job; party preference in the state parliament election, the Federal Parliament election and the municipal elections (ballot procedure); assumed reasons for the loss of votes by the CDU and the gain in votes by the SPD and FDP in the municipal election; assumed election result of the state election 1980; satisfaction with the government and the opposition (scale); judgement on the achievement of the coalition government and the most important measures of the state government in economic policy, education policies, social policy and in environmental protection; expected influence of the FDP on the politics of the state government; image of the CDU, the SPD and the FDP (semantic differentials); sympathy scale for the state chairmen of the parties and judgement on their ability as well as their issue competence; preferred top politicians for a coalition government; currently most active party; attitude to the current state government and to a continuation of the coalition after the state parliament elections; assumed election result and assumed performance of the FDP; behavior at the polls given refusal of the FDP to continue the coalition with the CDU; attitude to Strauss as candidate for chancellor; influence of the candidacy for chancellor of Strauss on future behavior at the polls; preferred sources of political information; assessment of the most effective advertisers for election campaign measures. Demography: age; sex; religious denomination; school education; occupational position; employment; household size; household composition. Interviewer rating: degree of urbanization; district code. Also encoded was: type of city.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
Sampled Universe
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: 1432
    Number of Variables: 295
The data set has been added to a cumulation of state election studies under ZA Study No. 2047.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1177 (Type: ZA-No.)

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