States Study Spring 1974

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Gabler, M. (Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn)
  • Garding, Hartmut (Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn)
  • Gluchowski, Peter (Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn)
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    The political opinion climate before the state parliament elections 1974 in the states Schleswig-Holstein, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria. Judgement on parties, politics and politicians. Topics: The questionnaire for all investigated states consists of a uniform ´federal part´ and a specific state part. 1. Federal part: judgement on current and future economic situation of the FRG; political interest and frequency of political conversation; memory of the most important political news; preferred federal chancellor; party preference (ballot procedure); memory of behavior at the polls in the state parliament election 1972; most important political tasks and party most able to fulfill these tasks; politicians with greatest influence in the Federal Republic; party inclination (three-way split); fear of loss of job; preferred politicians for the CDU leadership; attitude to the Young Union and the Jusos {Young Socialists}; perceived influence of Jusos on the SPD in general and on the local SPD; personal opinion leadership; making personal political preferences public in discussions; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU and FDP; judgement on foreign policy and the importance of relations to the USA, the Soviet Union, the EC and the GDR; perceived changes within the parties since 1969. 2. State part: the state parts are largely identical in their survey contents. Merely the respective politician names were changed. Judgement on current and future economic situation of the state; most important political tasks and most able party; judgement on the degree of familiarity of selected state politicians; preferred prime minister; characteristics of the most important top politicians of the state parties; memory of personal behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election and intended voting decision in the next state parliament election; preferred coalition; attitude to a coalition commitment before the election; knowledge of coalition arrangements; sympathy scale for the state parties. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; employment; number of recipients of income; household income; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; refugee status; memberships. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in interview; number of contact attempts; length of interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1974-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample). Over-sample stratification for the states Schleswig-Holstein, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4089
    Number of Variables: 211
The 4089 cases are divided among the individual states as follows: Schleswig-Holstein 561, Lower Saxony 575, North Rhine-Westphalia 586, Hesse 545, Rhineland-Palatinate 572, Bavaria 590 and the additional small federal sample 660 cases. See also the states study spring 1975 archived under ZA Study No. 1127 as well as the Autumn Study 1973 (ZA Study No. 1322) and 1974 archived under ZA Study No. 1126. A split questionnaire was used. On the question of party inclination 3 different question formulations were used.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1236 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22