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Political Attitudes and Social Moral Orientations in the Federal Republic 1986

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
    • Natural resources and energy
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: political interest; intent to participate in the election for Federal Parliament; party preference (ballot procedure as well as rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and leading politicians; satisfaction with government and opposition; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government coalition; issue relevance and issue competence of the parties or possible coalitions; assumed differences of opinion within the government coalition between CDU/CSU and FDP regarding these issues; preferred conduct of SPD or Greens in view of formation of a government; assumed winner of the Federal Parliament election; satisfaction with the political system; judgement on the role of the FDP in the government coalition; attitude to making abortion easier, a change in the right to asylum, abandoning nuclear energy, equally good relations with the USA and the Soviet Union as well as to combating unemployment with government employment programs (scale); assumed attitude of the parties to these questions (scales); classification of the parties and self-classification on a left-right continuum; desired social-political right to a say for the churches or the trade unions (scales); feeling of being represented by a party; ideas about current society (scale); attitude to different statements of willingness to form a coalition by the FDP at federal or state level; attitude to nuclear power plants; preferred time interval for shut-down of nuclear power plants; assumed probability of a nuclear accident in a German nuclear power plant; social mobility. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; union membership; number of persons in household 18 years old and older; size of household; degree of relationship of respondent to head of household; characterization of residential surroundings according to occupational groups; comparison of personal occupational position and that of one´s own father; comparison of occupational position of husband and that of one´s own father. Interviewer rating: date of interview; place of interview. Also encoded was: district code; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-09 / 1986-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2016
    Number of Variables: 176
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1554 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1987): Politische Einstellungen und gesellschaftliche Wertorientierungen in der Bundesrepublik 1986. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.