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Politbarometer 1987 (Cumulated Data Set)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Berger, Manfred (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
Publication Date
1990
Contributor
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Data Curator)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Censuses
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Mass media
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Economic policy
Description
  • Abstract

    Topics: January: Satisfaction with democracy; interest in politics; direct election participation or absentee ballot in the next Federal Parliament election; party preference (first and second votes as well as rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; sympathy scale for the federal parties and selected top politicians; preference for Federal Chancellor; assessment of economic recovery and the share of the Federal Government in this development; assessment of the most active election campaign helpers among the parties; attitude to the FDP and the Greens remaining in the next Federal Parliament and assessment of the chances of the two parties to obtain seats in the next Federal Parliament; attitude to an absolute majority of one party; preferred government coalition; assumed election winner. February: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question, rank order procedure); election participation and behavior at the polls (ballot procedure) at the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; assumed performance by the SPD given a candidacy of Lafontaine as top candidate at the last Federal Parliament election; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; issue relevance; attitude to Strauss and Lambsdorff taking over a Bonn government office; attitude to a coalition of the SPD with the Greens; upper income limit for noticeable tax relief; assumed effects of the tax reform on one´s own financial situation; attitude to the income tax maximum rate; interest in an inexpensive season ticket to the movies. March: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); election participation and behavior at the polls (ballot procedure) at the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; the right people in leading positions; judgement on the intent to disarm of the USA and the Soviet Union; trust in Reagan and Gorbachev; willingness to participate in the census; judgement on the necessity of the census and concern for data misuse; assessment of the AIDS danger; attitude to regular compulsory check-ups for recognition of presence of AIDS infection; attitude to a compulsory registration by name for AIDS patients by doctors; attitude to an encrypted compulsory registration; attitude to smoking at work; smoker. April: The right people in leading positions; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); election participation; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election (first and second vote); sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; judgement on current personal and general economic situation and its expected development next year; willingness to participate in the census; judgement on the necessity of the census and concern for data misuse; judgement on the union demands for introduction of the 35-hour work week plus 5% more wage or salary; attitude to achievement of these demands through strike; judgement on the employer offer; preference for shorter working hours or higher income; assumed reduction in unemployment from the 35-hour work week; time of last reading a book. May: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); election participation and behavior at the polls (ballot procedure) at the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; judgement on the security of peace in Europe; trust in Reagan and Gorbachev; preferred orientation of federal policy on the USA or personal concepts; attitude to the simple and double zero solution; assessment of the willingness of the USA to defend Europe in case of a double zero solution; attitude to troop withdrawal from both German nations; attitude to reunification of the two German nations into a neutral country; assumed military superiority of East or West; willingness to participate in the census and concern for data misuse; assumed necessity of nuclear power. June: The right people in leading position; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); election participation and behavior at the polls (ballot procedure) at the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; issue relevance; judgement on the current general economic situation and its expected development next year; judgement on the tax reform; freeway use; judgement on driving behavior on German freeways regarding driving speed; attitude to a speed limit on freeways; preferred maximum speed limit; preference for shorter time worked each week or more vacation; comparison of personal time in school with current demands in school. August: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; attitude to Erich Honecker and his visit to the Federal Republic; expectations of the visit of Honecker; attitude to reunification; personal preference in the dispute between Geissler and Strauss about the political course of the CDU/CSU; attitude to a nation-wide CSU; necessity of a new party; self-assessment and classification of the political parties on a left-right continuum; work orientation. September: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; issue relevance and issue competence of the current Federal Government as well as of a possible SPD-led government; sympathy scale for Honecker; development of relations between the two German nations; judgement on the tax reform and assumed group with a higher relief; perceived support for Kohl by the CDU and for Vogel by the SPD; perceived support of the government coalition by CSU and FDP; trust in Gorbachev; judgement on the security of peace in Europe since assumption of office by Gorbachev; assumed military superiority of East or West and personal feeling of threat; judgement on German-Soviet relations and attitude to their extension; watching television; marriage to one´s first love. October: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; perceived changes in the style of political conflict; issue competence of the current government coalition as well as of a possible SPD-led government; judgement on the tax reform and assumed group with a higher relief; tax reform and tax equity; consent with the financing of the tax reform; judgement on the conduct of CDU, FDP and SPD as well as journalists after the state parliament election in Schleswig-Holstein; comparison of personal time in school with the current demands in school; comparison of teacher activity in the course of time; judgement on support for talent in the Federal Republic. November: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; issue competence of the current government coalition and of a possible SPD-led government; judgement on the tax reform and assumed group with a higher relief; consent with the financing of the tax reform; knowledge about the meaning of the term subsidy; judgement on the tax reform regarding reduction in subsidies; attitude to an intensification of criminal law regarding demonstrations; judgement on the conduct of the CDU in the Barschel affair; assumed interest of the Kiel CDU in a complete explanation of the affair; assessment of the AIDS danger; attitude to regular compulsory check-ups to identify the presence of AIDS infection; attitude to a compulsory registration by name for AIDS patients by doctors; attitude to an encrypted compulsory registration. December: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; judgement on current personal and general economic situation and its expected development next year; trust in Reagan and Gorbachev; judgement on the concessions of the USA and the Soviet Union regarding elimination of medium-range missiles; judgement on the efforts of Reagan and Gorbachev for the disarmament treaty; judgement on the security of peace in Europe after signing of the treaty; judgement on the military strength of the USA and the Soviet Union after elimination of medium-range missiles; personal feeling of threat; interest of the USA and the Soviet Union in further disarmament measures; judgement on the year 1987 and expected development of the year 1988; preferred government in Schleswig-Holstein. Demography: Age; (month and year of birth); sex marital status; size of household (over 18); school education; occupational position ; occupational group; employment; state examination or diploma; respondent is head of household; occupational position and occupational group of head of household; union membership; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; party inclination; party identification; characterisation of residential surroundings; Bundesland; city size. Interviewer rating: City reference number; place of work; date of Interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-01 / 1987-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote in a Federal Parliament election.
Sampling
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 11271
    Number of Variables: 206
Note
The accumulated dataset contains 11 (monthly conducted) surveys. No survey applied in July. In August to December a split ballot was used. Questions regarding voting behaviour, party preference, judgements on parties, politicians, government and opposition have been posed in different ways. The split concerns the guidelines given by the interviewer, the lists as well as variations in the scaling.
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1899 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1990): Politbarometer 1987 (Kumulierter Datensatz). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1899