Election for the House of Representatives in Berlin 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, 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

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: intent to participate in the election or absentee ballot in the election for the House of Representatives; personal change in party voted for; party preference (ballot procedure as well as rank order procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last election; sympathy scale for Berlin parties as well as top candidates; satisfaction with government and opposition as well as top candidates of one´s preferred party; assumed probability and attitude to the FDP or the Alternative List taking seats in the House of Representatives; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred mayor and government coalition; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; judgement on the economic situation of Berlin in comparison to the rest of the Federal Republic; ability of state or Federal Government or parties to improve the economic situation of Berlin; preferred conduct of the SPD or the Alternative List in view of forming a government; judgement on election campaign activities of party supporters; assumed election winner in the election to the House of Representatives; personal unemployment or unemployed in household. 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
  • 1985-02 / 1985-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote in the election to the House of Representatives
Probability: Multistage
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: 1014
    Number of Variables: 139
Comparable state election studies are archived from other states.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1465 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1465
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Berlin: Eine Analyse der Wahl zum Abgeordnetenhaus am 10. März 1985. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1985. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 39)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13