Autumn Study 1989

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

    Attitudes to current political topics. Topics: fear of the future; judgement on one´s own financial situation; interest in politics; the feeling of having political influence; most important political problems in the Federal Republic and issue competence of the parties; satisfaction with democracy and most important reasons for dissatisfaction; party inclination; party identification; party inclination in principle or relative to the situation; associations with the term state; the state as protector of order, of the economy, of social protection or as eliminator of social inequalities; just social system in the Federal Republic; self-classification as member of a privileged or disadvantaged population group and expected future development; personal change of party voted for; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; satisfaction with the elected party; party preference (ballot procedure); eligibility of the Republicans and attitude to this party´s taking seats in the Federal Parliament; most important reasons to vote for the Republicans; most important concerns and problems; participation in conventional as well as unconventional forms of political activities; trust in political institutions, authorities and the media; the feeling that politics has failed in important matters; judgement on the way the parties and politicians work (scale); party dissatisfaction; preference for democracy or dictatorship; preferred role of the Federal Republic as partner of the USA or as independent nation; securing of peace through the NATO; sympathy scale for the major parties; national pride; assessment of the popularity of the Germans abroad; attitude to reunification; postmaterialism; self-classification on a left-right continuum; value scale (scale of personal, social and political values); attitude to National Socialism; evaluation of proportion of foreigners in the Federal Republic; designation of the foreigners in Germany as guests, fellow-citizens or strangers; attitude to acceptance of emigrants, ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe, guest workers and persons seeking asylum as well as perceived burden on the FRG from these groups; potential for right-wing extremism (scale); religiousness; ties to church; employment in the civil service; fear of short time work or unemployment; union membership and solidarity with the trade union; ethnic German from Eastern Europe or refugee status; year of moving to the Federal Republic; possession of a telephone; number of eligible voters in the household. Also encoded was: length of interview and date of interview; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-10-18 / 1989-11-30
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: 4981
Further Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811 and 1954. The Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1956 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22