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On the Political Situation in Rhineland-Palatinate in March 1987

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

    Political attitudes as well as judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: political interest; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure) at state and federal level; certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament and Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties at state and federal level; satisfaction scale for the state government and the opposition; sympathy scale for state and federal politicians; preferred government coalition; attitude to an absolute majority for one of the major parties; assumed position of the FDP in a coalition; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; comparison of general economic situation in Rhineland-Palatinate with that in rest of the Federal Republic; ability of the state or Federal Government regarding improvement in the economic situation in Rhineland-Palatinate; most important problems in Rhineland-Palatinate; assumed probability and attitude to taking seats in state parliament by the FDP and the Greens; satisfaction with the government coalition in Bonn; assessment of personal social mobility. Demography: year of birth and month of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; assessment of personal occupational position in comparison to that of father; number of persons 18 years years old or older in household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; union memberships in household; characterization of residential surroundings. Also encoded was: administrative district and district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote in a 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: 1007
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1660 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1988): Zur politischen Lage in Rheinland-Pfalz im März 1987. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.