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The Political Action Panel Study

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Allerbeck, Klaus R. (Universität Frankfurt)
  • Barnes, Samuel H. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Deth, Jan W. van (University of Twente, Enschede)
  • Farah, Barbara G. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Heunks, Felix J. (Katholieke Hogeschool, Tilburg)
  • Inglehart, Ronald (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Jennings, M. Kent (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (FU Berlin)
  • Kaase, Max (Universität Mannheim)
  • Stouthard, Philip C. (Katholieke Hogeschool, Tilburg)
  • Thomassen, Jacques J. A. (University of Twente, Enschede)
Publication Date
1983
Contributor
  • ZUMA, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • Sociologisch Instituut, Tilburg (Data Collector)
  • Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Follow-up survey of a study from the early 70´s on structures and determinants of political ideology in three industrial countries. Topics: assessment of current, earlier and future material standard of living; contentment with life; personal problems in daily life and greatest current problem; personal ability to solve problems; organization, government institutions or parties as perceived solution authorities; political interest; perception of over- or underprivileged groups; attitude to the fight against terrorism at the cost of individual freedom, to nuclear energy, social equality, social equal status for the sexes, extension of the government sphere of influence in economy and society, abortion and environmental protection; attitude to change of society; readiness for political activities at local and national level (Almond-Verba activity index); self-assessment on a left-right continuum; left-right understanding; postmaterialism (two index versions); evaluation of government task fulfillment in the areas of care for old people, equal rights, job market policies, instruction, medical care, housing policies, environmental protection, the fight against crime, policies on minorities, balance of social inequality, fighting inflation and provision of energy; classification of the importance of these problems; good and bad sides of the parties; sympathy scale for social groupings, organizations and parties as well as for the political system; attitude to the current government and the political system; attitude to selected political forms of protest; political participation; point in time, goals and initiator of the protest; attitude to government repression against protest measures; party identification; behavior at the polls in the last and voting intent in the coming national election; extent, point in time, goals and initiator of personal political activities; assessment of political effectiveness and feeling of political representation; attitude to youth protest; influence on the government through interests of the powerful; trust in the government; month and year of birth; description of financial and family situation in parental home during personal childhood and youth; social origins; party preference of parents; assessment of personal social class; superior function at work; unemployment and assessment of personal job security; union membership and participation in trade union meetings; memberships. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religiousness; frequency of church attendance; employment; income; household income; household size; respondent is head of household; party preference; voting behavior at the last election; degree of urbanization; Interviewer rating: assessment of ethnic group affiliation; presence of third persons during interview and frequency of intervention in the interview; willingness and reliability of respondent; building type; date of interview; length of interview; interviewer identification; city size. Indices: conventional political participation; protest readiness and protest activities; protest potential; repression potential; typology of political participation and political activity; ideological thinking; left-right understanding; level of ideological conceptionalization; postmaterialism index; political efficiency; political trust; readiness to react to the system; left-right behavior at the polls; left-right party preference; election and party preference for government or opposition party; party identification; expectations of the youth; dimension of party orientation and social orientation; perception of group privileges; education.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-11 / 1981-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Persons 16 years old and older
Sampling
Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2625
    Number of Variables: 848
Note
The complete data set of the first wave is archived under ZA Study No. 0765. Besides the data from the three above-mentioned countries it also contains data from five further countries. Additionally in the FRG, Netherlands and USA a representative cross-section investigation was conducted in 1979-1981. A complete data set of this cross-section and the second panel wave is archived under ZA Study No. 1188.
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1189 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Allerbeck, Klaus R.; Kaase, Max: Werthaltungen und politische Beteiligung: Eine Längsschnittstudie in westlichen Demokratien. In: Haller, Max; Hoffmann-Nowotny, Hans-Joachim; Zapf, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Kultur und Gesellschaft: Verhandlungen des 24. Deutschen Soziologentags, des 11. Österreichischen Soziologentags und des 8. Kongresses der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Zürich 1988. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag 1989, S. 470-483.
  • Barnes, Samuel H.; Jennings, M. Kent; Inglehart, Ronald; Farah, Barbara: Party Identification and Party Closeness in Comparative Perspective. In: Political Behavior, 10, Fall 1988, S. 215-231.
  • Barnes, Samuel H.; Kaase, Max et al.: Political Action: Mass Participation in Five Western Democracies. Beverly Hills: Sage 1979.
  • De Graaf, Nan Dirk: Postmaterialism and the Stratification Process: An International Comparison. Utrecht, University, Dissertation, 1988.
  • De Graaf, Nan Dirk; Hagenaars, Jacques; Luijkx, Ruud: Intragenerational Stability of Postmaterialism in Germany, the Netherlands and the United States. In: European Sociological Review, 5, 2, 1989, S. 183-201.
  • Fuchs, Dieter: Dimensionen politischer Unterstützung. In: Klingemann, Hans D.; Kaase, Max (Hrsg.): Politische Psychologie, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft Nr. 12. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1981, S. 208-225.
  • Fuchs, Dieter: Die Aktionsformen der neuen politischen Bewegungen. In: Falter, Jürgen; Fenner, Christian; Greven, Michael Th. (Hrsg.): Politische Willensbildung und Interessenvermittlung. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1984, S. 621-634.
  • Fuchs, Dieter: Die Unterstützung des politischen Systems der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1989.
  • Fuchs, Dieter; Klingemann, Hans D.: Das Links-Rechts-Schema als politischer Code: Ein interkultureller Vergleich auf inhaltsanalytischer Grundlage. In: Haller, Max; Hoffmann-Nowotny, Hans-Joachim; Zapf, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Kultur und Gesellschaft: Verhandlungen des 24. Deutschen Soziologentags, des 11. Österreichischen Soziologentags und des 8. Kongresses der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Zürich 1988. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag 1989, S. 484-498.
  • Jennings, M. Kent; Deth, Jan W. van et al.: Continuities in Political Action: A Longitudinal Study of Political Orientations in Three Western Democracies. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 1990.
  • Kaase, Max: Politische Beteiligung in den 80er Jahren: Strukturen und Idiosynkrasien. In: Falter, Jürgen; Fenner, Christian; Greven, Michael Th. (Hrsg.): Politische Willensbildung und Interessenvermittlung. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1984, S. 338-350.
  • Minkenberg, Michael; Inglehart, Ronald: Neoconservatism and Value Change in the USA. In: Gibbins, John R. (Hrsg.): Contemporary Political Culture. London: Sage 1989, S. 81-109.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 234 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Allerbeck, Klaus R.; Barnes, Samuel H.; Deth, Jan W. van; Farah, Barbara G.; Heunks, Felix J. et. al. (1983): The Political Action Panel Study. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1189