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Politbarometer 1985 (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:
    • Retirement
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Politics
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Economic policy
    • Biotechnology
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians as well as political attitudes. Topics: January: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; judgement on the pension increase; knowledge about the significance of 8 May (end of war); attitude to an official commemoration on this day and preferred content of such an event; attitude to court divorce procedures; significance of reasons for divorce for the right to support of a spouse; preferred conduct of the Greens or the SPD in view of a government coalition; attitude to the Greens in Federal Parliament; judgement on the situation of the pensioners; assessment of the future security of pensions; pension increases tied to wages; attitude to freeway tolls. February: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; judgement on economic development in the Federal Republic; attitude to a man or a woman as boss; assumed occupational equal opportunities for men and women; attitude to employment of mothers with young children; assumed actual parity of pay for men and women; attitude to parity of pay; attitude to women in political positions of leadership; judgement on actual equal status of men and women the Federal Republic; judgement on the driving qualities of women in comparison to men; trust in a woman as pilot; acceptance of the argument of the cold wave for increased unemployment figures; expected development of unemployment; judgement on the security of peace in Europe. March: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; judgement on current and future economic situation of the Federal Republic; judgement on development of political tasks and problems since the last Federal Parliament election and issue ability of the parties; satisfaction with one´s own weight; measures to lose weight. April: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and the opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; judgement on economic development in the Federal Republic; attitude to more wage flexibility in re-employment of unemployed; judgement on relations with the United States; attitude to orientation of political decisions on the USA; assessment of the readiness of the two superpowers to disarm; judgement on German-Soviet relations; attitude to expansion of relations with the Soviet Union; judgement on the reliability of the Soviet Union as business partner; assumed military superiority of West or East; personal feeling of threat; knowledge about the planned military defense system in space and attitude to participation of the Federal Republic in SDI; sympathy scale for Kohl, Mitterrand, Thatcher and Reagan. May: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; judgement on relations between the Federal Republic and the USA; judgement on the visit of Ronald Reagan to the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen and the military cemetery in Bitburg; attitude to the protests on the visit to the military cemetery; judgement on relations with the Soviet Union and degree of familiarity of Gorbachev; expectations of Gorbachev regarding German-Soviet relations; sympathy scale for Reagan, Thatcher, Mitterrand and Kohl; attitude to the familiar form of address. June: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; preferred top candidate of the CDU/ CSU; attitude to criticism of Kohl by Strauss; judgement on economic development of the FRG; assessment of the possibilities for action by trade unions, government and entrepreneurs to eliminate unemployment; judgement on selected recommendations to eliminate unemployment; issue ability of the government coalition or an SPD-led Federal Government regarding unemployment. August: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; characteristics of Helmut Kohl, Johannes Rau and an ideal federal chancellor (semantic differential); wine consumption; influence of the wine scandal on one´s own drinking habits; political-spatial association with the terms Germany and Berlin; assessment of probability and attitude to reunification of Germany; preferred capital city of a reunited Germany; judgement on the development of German-German relations since the last Federal Parliament election; personal visits in East Berlin and in the GDR; expected influence of easing of travel restrictions on one´s own frequency of visits; social contacts in the GDR; attitude to Federal German loans for the GDR; satisfaction with relief for the people in connection with providing loans; attitude to Berlin aid; assumed attitude of West Germans to Berlin; questions on security of Berlin and the Berlin guarantee of the western powers; preferred conduct of the Greens and the SPD in view of a common government coalition. September: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system; judgement on development of political tasks and goals since the last Federal Parliament election; issue ability of the parties and possible coalitions; judgement on economic development in the FRG; judgement on the measures of the Federal Government against unemployment; attitude to demonstrations by the trade unions against the government; assumed winner of the next Federal Parliament election. October: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; judgement on current and future personal as well as general economic development; issue ability of the government coalition or the SPD in economic questions; judgement on the seriousness of the disarmament efforts of the superpowers; knowledge about the planned military defence system in space and attitude to participation of the Federal Republic in SDI; attitude to sales of weapons to non-NATO-countries, China and Saudi Arabia, also considering the securing of jobs and Israeli protests; assumed winner of the next Federal Parliament election. November: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; sympathy scale for Erich Honecker; attitude to a visit by Honecker in the Federal Republic; judgement on economic development in the Federal Republic; attitude to the SPD/Greens coalition in Hessen; attitude to strikes and lock-outs; judgement on support by the employment office for workers indirectly affected by a strike (paragraph 116 AFG); assumed winner of the next Federal Parliament election; possession of an Advent wreath; spending the Christmas holidays at home. December: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; attitude to economic development in the Federal Republic; attitude to the SPD/Greens coalition in Hesse; knowledge about the planned military defense system in space and attitude to participation of the Federal Republic in SDI; assumed securing of peace through the summit meeting of Reagan and Gorbachev in Geneva; general judgement on the year ending as well as personal expectations of the new year; assumed winner in the next Federal Parliament election. Demography: year of birth; month of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; social origins; union membership, characterization of residential surroundings according to occupational groups; city size; Bundesland. Additionally encoded: Kreiskennziffer; weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-01 / 1985-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years of age and older
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 survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 11475
    Number of Variables: 235
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1901 (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 1985 (Kumulierter Datensatz). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1901