Before the European Election 1984

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

    Attitude to European questions and judgement on parties as well as politicians before the European Election. Topics: right people as leaders of the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election in March 1983; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, CSU, FDP and the Greens as well as for the politicians Genscher, Kohl, Strauss and Vogel; satisfaction with the CDU/CSU/FDP government in Bonn; satisfaction with the SPD and the Greens in opposition; extent to which informed and interest in the European Election; sources of information about the European Election; personal intent to participate in the election; voting intent; election participation and behavior at the polls in the European Election 1979; preferred form of political unification in Europe; assessment of future development of the European Parliament; advantages or disadvantages of West German membership in the EC; assessment of personally perceived importance of parliament decisions at municipal, state, federal and European level; satisfaction scale for the European Parliament; progress in European unification; solution of problems such as unemployment, environmental protection, agricultural over-production and foreign aid at national level; general attitude to the European Parliament; membership in a trade union; 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 membership; religious denomination; religiousness; party inclination; party identification; characterization of residential area based on social status of neighbors. Also encoded was: city code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons living in private households and 18 years old or older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1069
    Number of Variables: 67
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1374 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Europawahl: Eine Analyse der 2. Direktwahl zum Europaparlament 14. bis 17. Juni 1984. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1984. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 38)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22