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Young Voters in the Saarland

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
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and judgement on parties as well as politicians in the Saarland. Topics: 1. Political knowledge and attitudes: expected influence of politics on personal life; personal areas of life, influenced by politics; satisfaction with democracy and the political system in the FRG. 2. Attitude to the political parties and judgement on parties or politicians: good and bad sides of the parties; satisfaction scale for the CDU, SPD, and the FDP, party preference (ballot procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision for the coming state parliament election in the spring of 1980; assumed vote gains or loss of votes by the individual parties until the next election; preferred Saarland politician; knowledge about the political offices of selected Saarland politicians; rank order of the most important personal characteristics of politicians; sympathy scale as well as achievement scale for the parties and top politicians in the Saarland as well as also for Helmut Schmidt and Franz-Josef Strauss; profile of characteristics of the top candidates for the state parliament elections (semantic differential); issue ability of the top candidates and parties; judgement on the state government (scale); attitude to a continuation of the coalition; preferred state government; expected influence of the candidacy for chancellor of Strauss on the behavior at the polls in the state parliament election; sources of information about political questions; judgement on the advertising effectiveness of selected election campaign means; judgement on the achievements of the CDU-led state government in the last 20 years. Demography: age; sex; religious denomination; school education; occupation; occupational position; employment; household size; household composition. 3. Miscellaneous: local residency in the Saarland; attitude to life in the Saarland; expected economic development. 4. Interviewer rating: city type. 5. Also encoded were: city code and identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-10 / 1979-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 17 to 25 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 673
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1259 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1979): Jungwähler im Saarland. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.