Election for the East German Parliament 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians shortly before the election for the East German Parliament Topics: intent to participate in the election; certainty of one´s voting decision; party preference (first and second choice); preference for prime minister; sympathy scale for the top politicians; expected winner of the election; party most able to solve the problems in the GDR; attitude to unification of the two German nations; judgement on unification progress; advantages and disadvantages for the population of the GDR from unification; understanding for emigrants from the GDR; attitude to rapid introduction of the DM and to election campaign appearances by politicians from the west in the GDR; Interest in campaign reports; attitude to democracy in the Federal Republic and to the idea of socialism; national pride; local ties and ties to state, the GDR, Germany as a whole, Western and Eastern Europe; agreement with the changes following the opening of the GDR borders; expected consequences for the GDR economy from the introduction of the market economy; general contentment with life; interest in politics; self-classification on a left-right continuum; identification as citizen of the GDR or German. Demography: Gender; age; education; qualification; profession; household size; denomination; district. Also encoded was: weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-03-07 / 1990-03-14
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face-interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1450
    Number of Variables: 59
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1900 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in der DDR: eine Dokumentation der Volkskammerwahl vom 18. März 1990. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, 1990
  • Roth, Dieter: Die Wahlen zur Volkskammer in der DDR: Der Versuch einer Erklärung. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 31, 1990, S. 369-393
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G.: Demokratischer (Neu-)Beginn in der DDR: Dokumentation und Analyse der Wahlen vom 18. März 1990. In: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, Heft 1, 1990, S. 1-22

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 246 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22