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International Workbook: Political Participation (Germany)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Asher, Herbert B. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Berger, Manfred (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Kaase, Max (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Richardson, Bradley M. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Roth, Dieter (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Schleth, Uwe (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Weisberg, Herbert F. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Teaching packages and test datasets
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Exercise sub-dataset for the Workbook ´Political Participation´. Topics: personal opportunities to influence the government; political interest; following the election campaign; participation in election events; personal party donations; election participation at the last election; party identification and party membership; evaluation of one´s own economic situation; most important political topics. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; union membership; occupational position of respondent or father; employment; characteristics of head of household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-09 / 1972-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The population eligible to vote, living in private households and 18 years old and 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: 2052
    Number of Variables: 30
The current data set is part of a complete project described in detail in the above-mentioned Workbook. The individual data sets are excerpts from studies archived at the ICPSR or the Zentralarchiv appropriate for an international comparison. The contents of the sub-datasets archived under ZA Study Nos. 1401 to 1408 are largely but not completely identical. This data set is based on the data of ZA Study Nos. 0635 to 0637, which at the same time also represents ICPSR No. 7102. The original data set is a three-wave panel.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1403 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Asher, Herbert B.; Richardson, Bradley M.; Weisberg, Herbert F.: Political Participation: An ISSC Workbook in Comparative Analysis. Frankfurt/New York: Campus 1984. (Beiträge zur empirischen Sozialforschung)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Asher, Herbert B.; Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Kaase, Max; Richardson, Bradley M. et. al. (1984): International Workbook: Political Participation (Germany). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.