State Parliament Elections in the New States 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • 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 parties and politicians. Political questions. Topics: satisfaction with the development of democracy in the GDR; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last election for the East German Parliament; satisfaction with the achievements of the GDR government, of the Federal Government in Bonn and of the SPD opposition in Bonn; preference for prime minister; preference for federal chancellor; sympathy scale for the top politicians; preferred party for an absolute majority in the state parliament; coalition preference; attitude to unification of the two German nations; judgement on the current economic situation and further development of the GDR; issue competence of the parties; expected election winner; fear of unemployment and expected personal situation in a year; religiousness
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR and East Berlin
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: The two samples were drwawn from the total of 20.613 constituencies in the election and ranked by the percentage of the alliance in the People´s Parliament election and by the countries.
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: 1716
    Number of Variables: 77
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1966 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1966
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in den neuen Bundesländern: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahlen vom 14. Oktober 1990 Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 1990

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13