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Berlin Study 1978

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes as well as judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: political interest; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties and politicians on federal level and in Berlin; party preference (ballot procedure); judgement on economic development and current economic situation of Berlin in comparison to the rest of the Federal Republic; most important politicians of the CDU, SPD and FDP in Berlin and attitude to these politicians; judgement on Mayor Stobbe or preferred other candidate; knowledge about the candidacy of von Weizsaecker and judgement on this candidacy; self-classification as well as classification of parties and politicians on a left-right continuum; differences between Berlin parties and federal parties in their position on a left-right continuum; sympathy scale and scale of ability to perform for parties and politicians of Berlin; differences in sympathy and ability to perform between Berlin parties and respective federal parties; knowledge about the tax and economic program of the Federal Government and judgement on this program; party inclination; judgement on the influence of selected groups on the Berlin Senate; attitude to re-election of Federal President Scheel; coalition preference; attitude to the FDP; knowledge about the Green Lists or environmental protection parties and attitude to these groupings; attitude to a tax party; judgement on the election prospects of a tax party in comparison to the Green Lists; interest in election of a Green List or a tax party; polarity profile for the Green Lists or tax party; judgement on relations to the USA, the Soviet Union, the GDR, China and the European Community; importance of good relations to these nations; effects of earlier political scandals in Berlin on current political attitude to the governing SPD; political responsibility for a terrorist escape from prison; influence of the abduction of the CDU top candidate on personal attitude to Peter Lorenz; attitude to foreign workers; judgement on the development since the signing of the Berlin agreement; judgement on the conduct of the Berlin Senate and the Federal Government regarding the GDR authorities; preferred manner of reaction by the government to violations of human rights by the GDR; judgement on internal security in Berlin or the residential area; judgement on the measures of the Berlin Senate to combat crime; attitude to Berlin colleges and universities; judgement on the current situation of Berlin regarding planed further development of the city; preferred mayor; behavior at the polls in the last election to the House of Representatives; 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; municipal district; 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
  • 1978
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1280
    Number of Variables: 202
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1420 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-19 | Issue Number: 84 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (1985): Berlin-Studie 1978. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.