Autumn Study 1988

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

    Attitude to current political questions and to the European Community. Topics: fear of the future; judgement on the current economic situation in the Federal Republic and on further development; interest in politics; interest in policies on Europe; assessment of the true motives of politicians; party inclination and party identification; party inclination in principle or based on the situation; most important reasons for the present party inclination as well as reasons for a party inclination not present (scales); most important social values (scale: significance of tradition, citizen involvement, achievement, law, spiritual change and money); national pride; satisfaction with democracy; personal change of party voted for; behavior at the polls in the last European election and Federal Parliament election; satisfaction with the party elected; party preference at national and European level (Sunday question, ballot procedure); issue relevance and issue competence of the parties; life style (scale: hedonism, conformity, sense of duty, political commitment, responsibility); identification as European; degree of identification with the major parties; significance of municipal, state, Federal and European elections; assessment of unification progress in Europe since the last European election; knowledge about the date of the next election for the European Parliament; intent to participate in the election and most important reasons for participation or non-participation in the election; sympathy scale for the major parties; judgement on the job of the European Parliament in Strassburg; advantages or disadvantages for the Federal Republic through membership in the EC; preference for solving selected political problems at the European or national level; party as well as politicians doing the most for Europe; judgement on the effort of selected politicians for Europe; characteristics of an optimum European politician and characterization of Kohl and Vogel on the same scale; assessment of the future of the EC and preferred goals for the European Community (scale); self-classification on a left-right continuum; trust in parties, the police, authorities, government and parliament; assignment of the parties represented in the Federal Parliament to selected population groups; self-assessment of belonging to one of these groups; religiousness and ties to church; ideal number of children; membership in clubs, citizen initiatives, parties or professional organizations and offices held there; fear of unemployment or short time work; self-classification of social class; social mobility; union membership; office in the union and solidarity with the union; possession of a telephone; willingness to participate in a follow-up survey next year. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview; intervention by this person in the interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview and date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-10-23 / 1988-12-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
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: 4970
    Number of Variables: 297
Further Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809 and 1811. The Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807 and 1810.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1954 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22