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Spring Study 1990

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

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: Judgement on general as well personal economic situation as well as assessment of further development in a year; interest in politics; estimated influence of voters on politics; greatest political problems; most important social goals (scale); personal change in party voted for; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election 1987; satisfaction with party voted for; party preference (first and second votes, ballot procedure); attitude to the Republicans in Federal Parliament and acceptance of the Republicans; attitude to NATO and a neutral Europe; national pride; satisfaction with democracy; self-assessment and classification of the federal parties on a left-right continuum; party inclination; judgement on striving for justice; perceived discrimination in one´s own social position and expected future changes; attitude to admission of emigrants from the GDR, ethnic Germans from East Bloc nations and guest workers as well as persons seeking asylum; detailed demographic information on most frequent conversation partners and relationship of the conversation partners among one other; party preference of primary contact persons; closeness to church; fear of unemployment or short time work; self-assessment of social class; union membership and solidarity with trade unions; occupation in the civil service; primarily or partially carrying out jobs in household. The following question was posed to emigrants from East Germany: time of moving to the FRG.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (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: 1899
Further studies from the series of spring and autumn studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2133 as well as 1807 to 1811 and 1450 to 1456.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2132 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1992): Frühjahrsstudie 1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.