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Political Attitudes and Social Moral Orientations in the Federal Republic 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitude to political questions. Topics: political interest; party preference (Sunday question, ballot procedure and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and top politicians; satisfaction with the achievements of the Federal Government altogether and the individual coalition partners as well as the opposition; evaluation of the coalition change of the FDP as well as their change of political goals; opinion on the position of the FDP in the current government coalition; most important political goals; issue ability of the parties; assessment of the agreement of the government coalition partners in solving political goals; attitude to abortion, the influence of trade unions, reduction of government social services, SDI and government programs to combat unemployment; assumed attitude of the parties to these political topics; self-classification on a left-right continuum; unlimited satisfaction with a party; attitude to selected political and social demands (scale). Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; social origins; union membership. Interviewer rating: city reference number; place of work; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-11 / 1985-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1985
    Number of Variables: 160
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1464 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-19 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1986): Politische Einstellungen und gesellschaftliche Wertorientierungen in der Bundesrepublik 1985. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.