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Crisis Factors in the Socio-Political System of West Berlin (Population Survey 1981)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Herzog, Dietrich (Zentralinstitut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung (ZI 6), Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Zentralinstitut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung (ZI 6), Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
1983
Contributor
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes in the West Berlin population and judgement on parties as well as politicians. Topics: satisfaction with the political system; political interest; intent to participate in the impending election to the Berlin House of Representatives; reasons for abstention from the election; point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last (1979) and voting intent in the impending election to the Berlin House of Representatives (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure); satisfaction with top candidates of one´s preferred party; party preference (rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, FDP, AL (Alternative List) and SEW (socialist Unity Party West Berlin) as well as for top Berlin politicians; satisfaction scale for the coalition partners in the senate, SPD and FDP, as well as for the CDU in the opposition; preferred mayor; support of collection of signatures for an early election (signature under the AL list or CDU list); election prognosis for the Alternative List; desirability of taking seats in Parliament by AL representatives; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government composition; postmaterialism (scale); attitude to house occupations; judgement on the conduct of senate and police regarding house occupiers; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; most important political goals for Berlin and for the development of society in general; attitude to women´s initiatives; attitude to a stronger expansion of the welfare state; securing of peace; judgement on the Berlin aid of the Federal Government; assumed attitudes of the Germans to Berlin; remaining in Berlin even in case of closing of the access roads; political participation (scales: conduct in the past as well as possible conduct in the future); assumed readiness for action of the western powers for the freedom of West Berlin; prediction of the election result; Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; residential status; union membership; self-assessment of social class; local residency in Berlin and influx from other parts of Germany; social origins; party inclination; party identification; dominant occupational group in residential area; residential status. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons during the interview and their relation to the respondent; interventions by these persons in the course of the interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; time and number of contact attempts; length of interview and date of interview. Also encoded were: identification of interviewer; interviewer age and sex of interviewer; employment; school degree and length of occupation as interviewer with MARPLAN. The following data on the respective region of the respondent were added: voting district result in 1979; proportion of foreigners. Indices: a series of indices resulting from the survey content are included in the data set as reference numbers, as e.g.: postmaterialism; violence potential; house occupier scale; workplace and ecology; participation; security; alternative movement; type of participation. Finally further information was added depending on demographic characteristics of the respondent: start of socialization; government system and economic period during the primary socialization phase of respondent; end of socialization phase; unemployment rates during the various socialization phases.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-04 / 1981-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote (935 respondents) and an additional sample of respondents in the ´strongholds of the Alternative List´ (444 respondents).
Sampling
Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1358
    Number of Variables: 207
Note
ZA Study Nos. 1266-1271, summarized in ZA Study No. 1265, belong to the complete project. Comparable state election studies are archived from other states.
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1266 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 230 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Herzog, Dietrich; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (1983): Krisenfaktoren im sozio-politischen System West-Berlins (Bevölkerungsumfrage 1981). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1266