Before the Federal Parliament Election 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Publication Date
  • Basis-Research, Frankfurt und Dresden (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. Political attitudes. Topics: confidence in the future; most important political problems; judgement on the economic situation in the old Federal Republic and in the new states as well as assessment of further development in a year; judgement on current and future personal financial situation; assessment of the development of unemployment in the old Federal Republic and in the new states; judgement on further development in united Germany; intent to participate in the election; party preference (rank order procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; best party in the election campaign; expected election winner; assumed election chances of the FDP, the Greens, the PDS and the Republicans in the coming Federal Parliament election; issue relevance; issue competence of the parties; expected development of DM {German Mark} stability after unification; hopes and fears in connection with the unification of the two German nations; estimated time of economic improvement in the former GDR; willingness to accept tax increases for the benefit of the former GDR; party most able to improve the economic situation and to solve problems caused by unification; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election or election for the East German Parliament; satisfaction with elected party; preference for federal chancellor; Kohl or Lafontaine as most able candidate for chancellor; ties to church; union membership and solidarity with trade unions. Also encoded was: length of interview. In the GDR the following questions were also posed: vocational training and supervisor function; fear of unemployment or short time work for a member of the household; availability at home according to weekday and time of day.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-10-28 / 1990-10-31
    wave 1
  • 1990-11-04 / 1990-11-07
    wave 2
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG (old and new states)
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: East: multi-stage stratified random sample (Random-Route). West: multi-stage random sample according to the ADM mastersample based on current telephone directories.
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire in der GDR. The survey was conducted by telephone in the Federal Republic.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4092
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2136 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22