Social Structure and Political Attitudes in Lower Saxony

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), 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: political interest; intent to participate in the next state or Federal Parliament election; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure) at state and federal level; certainty of one´s voting decision; party one can still vote for; behavior at the polls in the last state and Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties at federal as well as state level and for federal or state politicians; satisfaction with the achievements of the state government and opposition; assumed probability as well as attitude to the FDP and the Greens taking seats in state parliament; attitude to an absolute majority of one party; preferred government coalition and prime minister; judgement on the role of the FDP in a coalition; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; most important political problem of the state; comparison of the economic situation of Lower Saxony with that of the rest of the Federal Republic; ability of the state or federal government to improve the economic situation of Lower Saxony; most able governing party; assumed election winner; satisfaction with the governing parties and opposition in Bonn; personal unemployment or unemployed in household; classification of one´s social mobility. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; respondent is head of household; size of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; union membership; number of persons in household 18 years old and older; comparison of personal occupational position or that of husband with that of one´s own father; characterization of residential surroundings according to occupational groups. Interviewer rating: city code; place of interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote in the state parliament election
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1014
    Number of Variables: 84
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1518 (Type: ZA-No.)

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