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Federal Survey 1979

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Publication Date
1985
Contributor
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes as well as judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: political interest; issue relevance and issue ability of parties and politicians; assessment of current and future general economic situation in the Federal Republic; party preference (ballot procedure); most important politicians of CDU/CSU, SPD and FDP; self-classification as well as classification of parties and politicians on a left-right continuum; sympathy scale and capability scale for selected politicians and parties; party inclination; trust in selected government institutions (rank order procedure) and perceived changes; attitude to the ban on employment of radicals as teachers and civil servants and judgement on selected recommendations on screening applicants for civil service; attitude to nuclear power plants and construction of a nuclear power plant in the immediate vicinity of place of residence; willingness to participate in events against or for construction of a nuclear power plant; preferred forms of protest for or against construction of a nuclear power plant; preference for chancellor; attitude to Helmut Kohl as candidate for chancellor or preferred candidate; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; personal impact of unemployment or unemployment in one´s family; assessment of job security; job security in the state in comparison with the rest of the Federal Republic; judgement on future employment prospects for young people in the state. The following questions were also posed in Schleswig-Holstein: most important state politicians of CDU, SPD and FDP; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; judgement on current and future economic situation in Schleswig-Holstein; party preference at state level (ballot procedure); issue relevance and issue ability of parties and politicians; personal impact of the snow storms last winter and judgement on the job of the authorities in connection with this catastrophe; attitude to the comprehensive school; knowledge about the Green Lists; attitude to the Green Lists; knowledge of internal conflicts within the Green Lists; judgement on the reasons for this conflict; readiness to vote for the Green Lists; preference for prime minister; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; self-assessment of social class; city size; state; union membership; party inclination; party identification; number of persons in household with their own income. Interviewer rating: length of interview and day of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1511
    Number of Variables: 203
Note
In Schleswig-Holstein an over-sampling was carried out such that the number of respondents in this state alone is 518.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1419 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 73 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (1985): Bundesumfrage 1979. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1419