Spring Study 1982

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Publication Date
  • Contest-Census, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: judgement on current economic situation in the Federal Republic and economic development of personal household; political interest; trust in selected sources of information about political events; party preference (ballot procedure); importance of areas of life; psychological characterization of personal situation in life at home; person to confide in; general contentment with life; judgement on the conditions in the Federal Republic and most important political tasks; satisfaction with the Federal Government, opposition and democracy in the Federal Republic; self-classification on a left-right continuum; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and personal change in party voted for since 1949; judgement on equal rights for men and women in the Federal Republic as well as in the area of one´s own family and occupation; significance of family for a fulfilled life; attitude to marriage; ideal number of children; division of labor in household; satisfaction with division of labor in household; characteristics of a desirable society; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; party preference at the state level (Sunday question); attitude to one party remaining in government responsibility for a long time (at federal as well as state level); general agreement of one´s own political opinions with selected politicians and parties; postmaterialism index; judgement on freedom and development possibilities in the Federal Republic; attitude to use of nuclear power plants; attitude to a possible coalition change of the FDP; party inclination and party identification. In Bavaria beyond the federal part the following additional questions were posed: comparison of Bavaria with the other states; satisfaction with housing in Bavaria; satisfaction with the solution of political tasks in the state; agreement of one´s own political opinions with the top politicians and the CDU/CSU in Bavaria; particular advantages and disadvantages of the state of Bavaria and the people living there (scale); assessment of the vote ratio in one´s residential area; attitude to the Green List (scale). In Hesse beyond the federal part the following additional questions were posed: general agreement of one´s own political opinions with the top politicians and parties in Hesse; satisfaction with the state government and state opposition; judgement on general mood in Hesse; voting intent in the next state parliament election; assumed election winner and preferred coalition partner for the FDP; perceived influence of the state parliament election result on the Federal Government; federal and municipal political aspects in personal voting decision (Sunday question); judgement on election slogans (rank order procedure) and assignment to the parties.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-04 / 1982-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West-Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship 18 years old or older and living in private households.
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample). Besides the representative sample for the rest of the Federal Republic supplemental samples were drawn by over-representation in the states Hesse and Bavaria.
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: 3497
The supplemental samples in Hesse contain about 800 cases, in Bavaria about 700 cases. Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1455 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1453 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

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