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Spring Study 1976

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:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes. Evaluation of parties and candidates for chancellor. Topics: assessment of the current economic situation of the FRG and future economic development; assessment of personal economic development; dependence of general economic development on the governing party; most able party in economic questions; political interest; most important political events in the last year as well as the names of politicians connected with them; influence of politician conduct on sympathy for a party; party inclination; preferred candidate for chancellor in the next Federal Parliament election; most important characteristics a federal chancellor should have; party preference (ballot procedure); self-assessment as well as assessment of parties and candidates for chancellor on a left-right continuum; most important political tasks in the Federal Republic; issue ability of the parties and candidates for chancellor; satisfaction with the job of the government coalition and opposition; attitude to political unification of Europe; assumed attitude of the French, English and West German population to a united Europe; feeling of being a European; identification with political groups; opinions about the treaty with Poland; importance of good relations with the USA, the Soviet Union, France, China and the GDR; issue significance and ability of the parties in questions of Ostpolitik, price stability as well as abortion; significance of the candidate for chancellor for personal voting decision; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU and FDP; familiarity and use of absentee ballot; election participation in the Federal Parliament election 1972 and behavior at the polls; semantic differential for the candidates for chancellor, Kohl and Schmidt; judgement on the system of social security in the Federal Republic; security of social security in the future or dependence on economic development; party making the greatest effort to secure social services; most important political events in Baden-Wuerttemberg; party preference in the state parliament election; preferred prime minister. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; current and earlier employment; household income; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; self-assessment of social class; city size; state; union membership; number of eligible voters in household; possession of a telephone; number of persons in household contributing to income; estimated party inclination of spouse. Interviewer rating: length of interview; date of interview; interest of respondent in interview; place of survey; number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West-Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship, 18 years old or older and living in private households
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: 2330
Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453 1455, 1501, 1502, 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452,
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1503 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

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

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1986): Frühjahrsstudie 1976. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.