Federal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 3rd Wave 1980)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Muenchen (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 devided 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); the significance of the federal chancellor or the party for one´s own voting decision; reasons for party choice; assessment of the effectiveness of personal political influence; judgement on support for their representative by the voters; personal political participation (scale); judgement on the usefulness of an environmental protection party and assumptions about the Greens´ taking seats in the Federal Parliament after the election in 1980; prognosis of vote gains or losses by the parties in the Federal Parliament election; the significance of the election campaign for one´s own voting decision; materialist or postmaterialist attitude; reliable sources in the media and in conversations for forming a political opinion; social origins; religiousness of parents as well as their interest in politics and their party preference; behavior at the polls in the first election; always voting for the same party or change in party voted for; possession of durable consumer goods; conclusion of a building loan contract since the beginning of the year. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religiousness in parental home; employment; characteristics of spouse; household size; household composition; position in household; interest in politics; personal change in party voted for; characteristics of father. Interviewer rating: length of interview; weekday of interview; date.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-08 / 1980-09
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: 2660
The current data set is the third wave of three-wave panel survey. The first and second waves are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1323 and 1324. The complete panel investigation is also available as an integrated data set. A split questionnaire was used. The question of party preference (Sunday question) was determined in the ballot procedure in which three different types of ballot were used. The position of the three parties CDU/CSU and SPD varied in first position on the ballot.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1325 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

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