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State Election in the Saarland 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 for state or Federal Parliament; change in party voted for; party preference (Sunday question, ballot as well as rank order procedure) for state or Federal Parliament election; certainty of voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state or Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties at the state level; satisfaction with the government coalition or opposition; satisfaction with top candidates of one´s preferred party; sympathy scale for leading state politicians; assumed probability as well as attitude to the FDP or the Greens taking seats in state parliament; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government coalition and preferred prime minister; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties and possible coalitions regarding selected political problems; assessment of economic situation in the Saarland; ability of state or Federal Government or parties to improve the economic situation of the state; preferred conduct of the SPD or the Greens in view of a government coalition; judgement on election campaign activities of party supporters; assumed election winner; 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
  • 1985-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote in the state parliament election
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
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: 1026
    Number of Variables: 139
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1466 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1466
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl im Saarland: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl am 10. März 1985. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1985. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 49)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2012): Landtagswahl im Saarland 1985. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.