Autumn Study 1983

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    1. Judgement on parties and politicians as well as political attitudes. 2. Questions on peace policies and European unification. Topics: 1. Judgement on parties and politicians as well as political attitudes: judgement on current economic situation in the Federal Republic and further development; political interest; most important political tasks in the Federal Republic; satisfaction with the government coalition and opposition; judgement on the economic successes by the new Federal Government (scale); attitude to political measures as well as changes to laws to change the economic difficulties, planned or now being conducted; party preference (ballot procedure); personal change in party voted for since 1949; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties. 2. Questions on peace policies and European unification: prospects for a lasting peace in Europe and assessment of the military threat from the East; perceived threat from both great powers; judgement on the role of NATO for peace; attitude to the peace movement; characteristics of a desirable society (scale); interest in the events in neighboring European countries and personal identification with the term European; attitude to a hypothetical dissolution of the EC; judgement on development of friendly relations between the Western European countries; most important goals of a European unification; attitude to an expansion of the influence of the EC on world politics; preference for independent EC policies or partnership with the USA; contribution of the EC to securing of peace; judgement on the job of the European Parliament; behavior at the polls in the European Election 1979 and current party preference for a European Election (Sunday question); attitude to membership of the Federal Republic in the EC as well as most important advantages and disadvantages of this membership; judgement on the influence of other countries of the EC on life in the Federal Republic; attitude to support of poorer member countries by the Federal Republic; consideration of the German language in the EC; EC and reunification of Germany; attitude to a European Government; the party that has done the most for Europe; nations of the European Community most strongly representing the interests of the European idea; increase or decrease of agreement between nations in the last year; perceived tensions through increasing economic difficulties in Europe; assignment of decision-making responsibility to national or European level; attitude to membership of Turkey in the EC; most important political tasks of the European Community; attitude to increased influence of the EC on environmental polluters. 3. Miscellaneous: year of birth; religiousness; union membership and solidarity with trade unions; self-assessment of social class. Interviewer rating: size of place of residence; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-10-01 / 1983-10-24
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: 2003
Further Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956. The Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1456 (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