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State Election in Baden-Wuerttemberg 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Walter (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 state parliament election in Baden-Wuerttemberg. 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; 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 of the CDU; 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; 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
  • 1984-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship, living in private households and eligible to vote in the state parliament 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: 1017
    Number of Variables: 65
The survey contents are identical to that archived under ZA Study Nos. 1370 and 1371.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1372 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1372
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Baden-Württemberg: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl am 25. März 1984. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1984. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 37)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Walter (2012): Landtagswahl in Baden-Württemberg 1984. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.