State Parliament Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1985 (May 1985)

Resource Type
  • 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)
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: intent to participate in state parliament or Federal Parliament election; change in party voted for; party preference (Sunday question, ballot procedure and rank order procedure) at state parliament or Federal Parliament election; certainty of voting decision and behavior at the polls in the last state parliament or Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for parties at state level; satisfaction with state government or opposition; satisfaction with top candidates of one´s preferred party; sympathy scale for leading state politicians; assumed probability and attitude to the FDP or the Greens taking seats in the state parliament; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government coalition and prime minister; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties and possible coalitions; judgement on the economic situation in North Rhine-Westphalia in comparison to the rest of the Federal Republic; ability of the state or the federal government or the 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 the election campaign activities of party supporters; assumed election winner of the state parliament election; 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 code; place of work; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-05
  • 1985-05
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote in the state parliament election
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 139
  • Number of Variables: 139
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1468 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1468
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl am 12. Mai 1985. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1985. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 41)

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