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Spring Study 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the parties. Attitude to political questions. Political and social orientation. Topics: judgement on the current economic situation in the Federal Republic and expected further development; judgement on the development of unemployment; interest in politics; party inclination; party inclination in principle or based on the situation; most important criteria for party allegiance (scale); issue relevance and issue competence of the parties; the party with the greatest ability to solve the future problems of the Federal Republic; personal change in party voted for; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; party preference (Sunday question and ballot procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; intent to participate in the election; attitude to election of the FDP to make possible a coalition government with the CDU; assessment of the willingmess of the SPD to form a coalition with the Greens; acceptance of an SPD-Greens coalition; social values (scale: significance of tradition, achievement, spiritual change, citizen involvement, money, law and justice); sympathy scale for the parties and top politicians; self-classification as well as classification of the major parties on a left-right continuum; religiousness; ties to church; fear of unemployment or short time work; self-classification of social class; social mobility; union membership and offices held; solidarity with trade unions; eligible voters and age of children in the household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random selection (Random-Route)
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: 1053
Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810 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
  • ZA1953 (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: 2020-10-18 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1991): Frühjahrsstudie 1987. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.