State Election in Bremen 1983

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians shortly before the metropolitan council election in Bremen. Topics: personal intent to participate in the election or absentee ballot; personal change in party voted for; voting intent; certainty of one´s voting decision; other party one can vote for; the significance of federal political aspects for the regional election; election procedure at the last election; party preference (rank order procedure); satisfaction with government and opposition (scale); satisfaction with top candidates of one´s preferred party; sympathy scale for leading politicians in state; attitude to the Greens and FDP in parliament; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government coalition; most important state political topics and their significance for one´s own voting decision; preferred head of government; most active party in election campaign; assumed election winner; assumed taking seats in Parliament by smaller parties; personal intent to participate in a Federal Parliament election and preferred party there (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election in March 1983; satisfaction with the CDU/CSU-FDP coalition in Bonn; religiousness; party inclination; social status of residential area. Demography: household size and number of adult persons in household; sex; age; marital status; school degree; employment; occupation; head of household; employment and occupation of head of household; union member; religious denomination; religiousness; party inclination; party identification; characterization of residential area based on social status of neighbors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Bremen (DE-HB)
  • Bremerhaven (DE-HB-BRV)
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship, living in private households and eligible to vote in the metropolitan council election.
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
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: 1025
    Number of Variables: 67
The survey contents are identical to that archived under ZA Study Nos. 1371 and 1372. Comparable state election studies are archived from other states.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1370 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1370
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Bremen: Eine Analyse der Wahl zur Bremischen Bürgerschaft am 25. September 1983. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1983. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 36)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13