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Kiel Election Study 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaltefleiter, Werner (Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach Concret, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians immediately before the first all-German Federal Parliament election. Attitude to political controversies. Topics: interest in politics; most important task in the FRG and the former GDR; issue competence of the parties and politicians; judgement on the economic situation and further development of the Federal Republic as well as in the former GDR; voting intent in the impending Federal Parliament election and behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election or election for the East German Parliament; significance of election result for the further development of Germany; expected election winner; sympathy scale for the parties and top politicians; judgement on the productivity of the major parties and politicians; party inclination and party identification; earlier party inclination; attitude to unification of the two German nations and assessment of the chances for the country developing from it (scales); countries which have shown themselves to be true friends during reunification; national pride; perceived threat from the USSR; attitude to tax reform and assessment of the position of the major parties on the topics tax reform, nuclear power plants, abortion, right to asylum, securing of peace, fight against terrorism, safety of industry facilities, German unity, Eastern Europe and EC, democracy in the Soviet Union; the most important of these controversies for one´s own voting decision; preference for federal chancellor; attitude to market economic principles and to social differences (scale); city type; residential status; satisfaction with apartment; preference for public or private housing construction; religiousness; union membership; membership in the works council; self-classification of social class; city size. Also encoded was: district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-11 / 1990-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters in the so-called old states and respondents from the central resident registry in the new states.
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample) of 1676 eligible voters in the so-called old states (containing an additional 253 respondents in Bavaria) and random selection of 1000 respondents from the central resident registry in the new states.
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: 2628
    Number of Variables: 269
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1959 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Kaltefleiter, Werner; Lübcke, Barbara: Die Struktur der deutschen Wählerschaft nach der Vereinigung. In: Zeitschrift für Politik, 38, Heft 1, S. 1-32.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kaltefleiter, Werner (1991): Kieler Wahlstudie 1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.