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State Election in Lower Saxony 1978

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Zimmer, Gerlinde (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (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. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: Willingness to participate in the coming state election and decision for an absentee ballot; party preference (list procedure and rank order procedure); party one cannot vote for; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election 1974; time of personal voting decision; election of personalities or matter-of-fact voting decision; importance of federal-level political topics for one´s own political decisions at state level; sympathy scale for the leading state politicians, state government and opposition; coalition preference; most important political problems at state level with influence on one´s own voting decision; judgement on the coalition change of the FDP; expected election winner; expected influence of the election result on the situation of the SPD/FDP Federal Government; religiousness; union membership; party inclination and party identification; characterization of residential area by means of occupational groups.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Random route procedure
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: 981
    Number of Variables: 58
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2316 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2316

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang; Zimmer, Gerlinde (2012): Landtagswahl in Niedersachsen 1978. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.