Spring Study 1983

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:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and economic development of personal household; political interest; general contentment with life; general judgement on conditions and prospects for the future in the Federal Republic; most important political tasks; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); preferred government coalition after the election; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and personal change in party voted for since 1949; satisfaction with the government coalition and opposition; judgement on the coalition change of the FDP 1980; political effects of the change of government; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; self-classification on a left-right continuum; judgement on freedom and development possibilities in the Federal Republic; general agreement of one´s own opinions with the top politicians and parties; postmaterialism index; sympathy scale for the parties; judgement on the political effects of the change of government (scale); employer-friendly policies of the government; interest in the FDP and the Greens taking seats in the next Federal Parliament; assumed governing party after the next Federal Parliament election; characterization of the parties; characteristics of a desirable society (scale); issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; general judgement on the job of politicians and parties; party inclination and party identification; memory of measures and laws passed by the new government; judgement on the change to the rent law and expected effects on one´s own rent; religiousness; party preference of spouse; union membership; solidarity with trade unions; fear of unemployment or short time work in one´s family; self-assessment of social class; assessment of the vote ratio in one´s residential area. Interviewer rating: size of place of residence; length of interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-01-10 / 1983-01-29
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).
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: 2083
Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 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
  • ZA1455 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Veen, Hans-Joachim; Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth (Hrsg.): Wählerverhalten im Wandel: Bestimmungsgründe und politisch-kulturelle Trends am Beispiel der Bundestagswahl 1987. Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 1991. (Studien zur Politik, Band 16)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22