Spring Study 1973

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (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 and judgement on the parties. Topics: judgement on the economic situation of the FRG and assessment of further economic development; political interest; most important political events in the last year; judgement on relations with the GDR; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); characterization of current SPD/FDP government; most important political tasks of the Federal Republic; party inclination; party identification; sympathy scale for parties; task preference in the education area; assessment of relationship of price increases and wage or salary increases; expected price development next year; self-assessment and classification of parties on a left-right continuum; assessment of importance of selected issues and the supposed position of the CDU/CSU as well as the SPD on these questions; attitude to employment of radicals in the civil service as teachers as well as civil servants; use of money given a fictitious doubling of personal income; familiarity of the Jusos {young socialists} and their expected influence on political events in the Federal Republic; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; designation of groups and persons, dangerous to the state; attitude to saving (scale). 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; monthly net household income; number of persons contributing to household income; position of respondent in household; characteristics of head of household; number of persons in household eligible to vote; city size; state; refugee status; union membership; possession of a telephone. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in survey topic; number of contact attempts; date of interview; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-05 / 1973-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West-Berlin
Sampled Universe
persons with German citizenship, 18 years old or older and living in private households.
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: 1023
A split questionnaire was used. For the question of party identification an insignificant change in question formulation was used. Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453 1455, 1501, 1503, 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1811, 1954 and 1956.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1502 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22