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Spring Study 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
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
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and assessment of further development next year; interest in politics; party inclination; party allegiance and reasons for identification with a party (scale); preferred government measures to alleviate the current economic difficulties (scale); party preference (ballot procedure); sympathy scale for the federal parties; issue relevance; issue competence of the parties; personal change in party voted for; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1983; threat to peace from the great powers USA and Soviet Union; preferred social system; significance of municipal, state, federal as well as European elections; interest in news and events from neighboring European countries; identification as European; most important goals of a united Europe; attitude to a dissolution of the European Community; judgement on the development of agreement among the nations of the EC in the last 12 months; influence of the EC on the security of peace in Europe; attitude to an extension of the influence of the EC in world politics; the role of the Europeans in the world and political relationship to the USA; knowledge and judgement on the job of the European Parliament; preferred decision-making authority of the European Parliament; judgement on the development of the European unification process since the first European election five years ago; interest in as well as self-assessment of extent to which informed about the European Parliament and the impending European election; behavior at the polls in the European Election 1971; intent to participate in the impending European Election; party preference at the European level (ballot procedure); comparison of decision criteria for party choice at the Federal Parliament election and European Election; judgement on the importance of the European Election and significance of one´s own voting (scale); most important political tasks in Europe; parties and European nations making the greatest effort for European interests; countries with the strongest personal interest in the EC; influence of economic difficulties in the Western European countries on the relationship between European partners; acceptance of economic disadvantages in the Federal Republic to support poorer countries in the EC; judgement on membership of the Federal Republic in the EC; easing of reunification of Germany through Western European unification; perceived advantages and disadvantages of European unification; satisfaction with democracy in the country; judgement on freedom and opportunities to develop in the Federal Republic; self-classification on a left-right continuum; significance of selected moral concepts in the Federal Republic; attitudes to selected political questions; attitude to nuclear energy; attitude to the Greens taking seats in Federal Parliament and in various state parliaments as well as assumed reasons for election of Greens; trust in selected institutions in the Federal Republic (scale); general confidence in the future. Religiousness; union membership and solidarity with trade unions; fear of unemployment; self-assessment of social class; possession of a telephone. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview and their degree of relationship to the respondent; intervention of others in the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; assessment of the reliability of the responses; length of interview and date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-03-02 / 1984-04-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
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: 3082
Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1810, 1953 and 1955. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1807 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Veen, Hans-Joachim; Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth (Hrsg.): Wählerverhalten im Wandel: Bestimmungsgründe und politisch-kulturelle Trends am Beispiel der Bundestagswahl 1987. Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 1991. (Studien zur Politik, Band 16)

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

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1990): Frühjahrsstudie 1984. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.