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State Election in Lower Saxony 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • 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)
  • 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 state or Federal Parliament election or absentee ballot; personal change in party voted for; party preference in the state and Federal Parliament election (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last state and Federal Parliament election; certainty of one´s voting decision; satisfaction scale for the state government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the top candidates of one´s preferred party; sympathy scale for the top candidates at state and federal level; assumed probability as well as attitude to the FDP and the Greens taking seats in state parliament; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government coalition and prime minister; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; comparison of the economic situation of Lower Saxony with that in the rest of the Federal Republic; assumed health effects of the nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl; judgement on the information policies of the authorities regarding this accident; attitude to nuclear power plants; assumed conduct of a state government led by CDU or SPD regarding the use of nuclear power; preferred conduct of SPD or Greens in view of a government coalition; judgement on the election campaign activities of party supporters; assumed election winner in the next state parliament election. 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
  • 1986-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote in the state parliament election
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
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: 1052
    Number of Variables: 79
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1519 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1519
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Niedersachsen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl am 15. Juni 1986. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1986. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 42)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-19 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2012): Landtagswahl in Niedersachsen 1986. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.