Spring Study 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn
Publication Date
  • Census, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes. Orientation in personal voting decision. Topics: judgement on the economic situation of the Federal Republic and assessment of future economic development; political interest; most important political events in the last year; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); good and bad sides of the parties; most important political tasks in the Federal Republic; issue ability of the parties and candidates for chancellor, Barzel and Brandt; party inclination and party identification; orientation on social surroundings in personal voting decision (scale); basic attitude to participation in municipal, state and Federal Parliament elections; personal change in party voted for; conduct at the last Federal Parliament election; assumed reaction of family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues at making personal behavior at the polls known; party with the majority of votes at place of residence; desire for a larger circle of friends; ties of the parties to interest groups; conservative and basically skeptical attitude; political opinion leader in one´s circle of friends or with persons with high standing at place of residence as well as their party preference; judgement on selected aspects of the retirement program (scale); subjective classification of amount of household income; development of household income in the past and expectations for the future; self-classification of social class; estimate of length of interview in minutes; extent to which the interview was boring. Demography: date of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; current and earlier employment; monthly net income of head of household; sources of income; size of household; position of respondent in household; characteristics of head of household. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in survey; actual length of interview; date of interview. Also encoded was: date of birth of interviewer; sex of interviewer; municipality code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West-Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship, 18 years old or older and living in private households in the Federal Republic without West Berlin.
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: 2000
Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453 1455, 1502 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 145 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1501 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22