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Behavior at the Polls, Religious/Denominational Attitudes and Attitudes to the Economic Situation

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Schmitt, Karl (Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut, Freiburg)
  • Rattinger, Hans (Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut, Freiburg)
Publication Date
1990
Contributor
  • Contest-Census, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
Description
  • Abstract

    Influence of religion, church and religious denomination on political conduct of the Federal German population. Topics: judgement on the current economic situation in the Federal Republic; assessment of economic growth as well as development of gross income in the Federal Republic; assessment of the development of the standard of living; party preference (ballot procedure, first vote and second vote); attitude to civil rights; ideas about the unemployment figures and the unemployment rate in the Federal Republic; personal and assumed position of the church and parties on government expenditures for social security, the defense budget, fetching family members of guest workers and creation of new jobs; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; personal change in party voted for; sympathy scale for the parties in Federal Parliament; significance of religion for the respondent as well as in parental home; reasons for membership in the church (scale); religious tie; personal activities in church committees and parish; religiousness of friends; agreement of one´s own religious view with that of partner; desired influence of Christian principles on life in society; attitude to political comments of church representatives; membership in organizations and movements; club activities; judgement on price development and job security in the Federal Republic; future economic expectations; impact of unemployment or short time work; reasons for change of job; unemployment of friends, acquaintances and partner; satisfaction with income development and property situation of household as well as with personal occupation; expected development of personal standard of living as well as occupational area; fear of unemployment; religious affiliation; attitude to common religion instruction of protestant and Catholic schoolchildren; desired role of the religious denomination in politics (scale); position of the church on the parties; employment in civil service or with church organizations; company size; religiousness; religious denomination of spouse, parents and parents-in-law; characterization of residential surroundings according to profession, religious denomination and status. Also encoded was: number of residence units in building; city size; date of interview; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-11 / 1982-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons of German citizenship 18 years old and older.
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1469
    Number of Variables: 203
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1817 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Schmitt, Karl: Konfession und Wahlverhalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1989 (Ordo Politicus, Bd. 27)
  • Rattinger, Hans: Allgemeine und persönliche wirtschaftliche Lage als Bestimmungsfaktoren politischen Verhaltens bei der Bundestagswahl 1983. In: Oberndörfer, Dieter; Rattinger, Hans; Schmitt, Karl (Hrsg.): Wirtschaftlicher Wandel, religiöser Wandel und Wertwandel: Folgen für das politische Verhalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1985, S. 183-218
  • Rattinger, Hans: Einstellungen zur persönlichen und allgemeinen wirtschaftlichen Lage in der Bundesrepublik. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 25, 1984, S. 378-402
  • Rattinger, Hans: Images of economic conditions in West Germany. In: Europäische Zeitschrift für politische Ökonomie, 1, 1985, S. 359-384
  • Schmitt, Karl: Religiöse Bestimmungsfaktoren des Wahlverhaltens: Entkonfessionalisierung mit Verspätung? In: Oberndörfer, Dieter; Rattinger, Hans; Schmitt, Karl (Hrsg.): Wirtschaftlicher Wandel, religiöser Wandel und Wertwandel: Folgen für das politische Verhalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1985, S. 291-329
  • Schmitt, Karl: Protestantism and Peace Movement in Germany. Social Compass. International Review of Sociology of Religion, 32, 1985, S. 203-228

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Schmitt, Karl; Rattinger, Hans (1990): Wahlverhalten, religiös-konfessionelle Einstellungen und Einstellungen zur wirtschaftlichen Lage. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1817