Federal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 2nd Wave 1979)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and judgement on parties as well as politicians. The contents of the three surveys (ZA Study Nos. 1323 - 1325) are each divided in two, in a block of questions identical at all survey times and a further block specific to the respective wave. Topics: 1. The first set of topics encompasses the part common to all three surveys, as described under ZA Study No. 1323. 2. Beyond the common part the following questions were posed in this wave: reasons for particular attraction by or rejection of parties (scales); attitude to separation of CDU and CSU as well as to a nation-wide expansion of the CSU; judgement on the usefulness of the newly founded ´Citizen Party´ and of the ´Green List´; judgement on the chances of the two parties to obtain seats in the Federal Parliament; personal intent to vote for these parties; judgement on the effort of the government for greater populism; expected opportunities for the parties to influence the government´s populism; the party making the greatest effort for populism; personal opinion allegiance and frequency of seeking advice; party preference of the opinion leader; personal intent to participate in the election and party preference at the state level (Sunday question); classification of selected parties and politicians on a left-right continuum as well as self-assessment on this scale. Miscellaneous: presence at home on the last three evenings; weekday of interview. Demography: age; sex; marital status; employment; number of recipients of income; household composition; household size; position in household; characteristics of spouse; self-assessment of social class; degree of urbanization; distance between workplace and residence; Interviewer rating: length of interview; date.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-09 / 1979-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The population eligible to vote and 18 years old or older.
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3963
The current data set is the second wave of a three-wave panel survey. The first and third waves are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1323 and 1325. The complete panel investigation is also available as an integrated data set.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1324 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22