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Politics in the Federal Republic of Germany (1978)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
1982
Contributor
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes as well as judgement on parties and politicians in the Federal Republic. Topics: judgement on one´s own and the general economic situation; most important problems in the Federal Republic; issue relevance; issue ability of the parties and coalitions; party preference (ballot procedure); preference for federal chancellor; undesired federal chancellor; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic of Germany; self-assessment of social class affiliation; judgement on equal opportunities as well as income and property distribution in the Federal Republic; judgement on personal retirement program; unemployment experience; most important effects of personal unemployment (scale); job chances at loss of current job; fear of loss of job; judgement on financial security in case of unemployment; interest in election of an anti-tax party; attitude to founding a nation-wide environmental party; interest in election of an environmental protection party; assumed taking seats in Federal Parliament by an environmental protection party; jeopardy to political order in the Federal Republic from left or right-wing radicals in case of a severe economic crisis; self-classification on a left-right continuum; sympathy scale for the political parties and the leading politicians; judgement on the social-liberal coalition and opposition in Bonn; party inclination and party identification; personal readiness to join a party; most important personal ties; most important characteristics and achievements of which one is proud as a German; judgement on the influence of the Federal Republic in the world; national consciousness or European consciousness; cosmopolitanism; government in the service of the public interest or special interest groups; trust in the actions of the Federal Government; possibility of structuring life oneself or dependence on others; sympathy for trade unions or entrepreneurs in case of strikes and wage conflicts. As background variables: In Hesse the following was also asked: election participation and behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election. Demography: ZUMA Standard Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupational position; employment; area of business of company; company size; household income; sources of income; interest in politics; voting behavior in the last federal parliament election; regional origins; memberships. Interviewer rating: residential status; willingness of respondent to cooperate; degree of urbanization; presence of other persons during interview; reliability of respondent; length of interview; date.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2030
    Number of Variables: 228
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1220 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Wildenmann, Rudolf (1982): Politik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1978). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1220