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State Election in Hamburg 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians in the metropolitan council election in Hamburg. Topics: Most important political problems in Hamburg; intent to participate in the election; intent to use absentee ballot; party preference (Sunday question, rank order procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last metropolitan council election; attitude to a one-party government of the SPD after the metropolitan council election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for the parties at state as well as federal level and for selected top politicians; satisfaction scale for the SPD senate in Hamburg, the CDU opposition and the Federal Government in Bonn; knowledge about the top candidates in the metropolitan council election; ability of an SPD-led senate in comparison to a CDU-led senate regarding an improvement in economic situation, the fight against unemployment and crime, improvement in the housing market, meaningful traffic policy and solving the problem of applicants for asylum; satisfaction with traffic conditions, the economic situation and the situation in the housing market; tenant status; influence of German unity on the situation of the city; expected winner of the metropolitan council election and expected one-party government of the SPD; chances of the FDP, STATT party, Republicans and DVU {deutsche Volksunion} to obtains seats in the metropolitan council; assessment of election campaign activities of party members; judgement on the decision of the Hamburg Constitutional Court with the consequence of new elections; living together with a partner; university examination; union membership of a household member; religiousness; party inclination and party identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-09
    from 14 to 17 September as well as on the day of the election
Geographic Coverage
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: RLD procedure (randomize last digit)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1047
    Number of Variables: 82
The survey (7060 respondents) was commissioned by the ZDF {Second German Television Network} and served as basis for projection and analyses of the election result on the evening of the election. Comparable state election studies are archived from other states.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2398 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2398
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Hamburg: Eine Analyse der Bürgerschaftswahl vom 19. September 1993. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, 1993. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen Nr. 69)

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

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): Bürgerschaftswahl in Hamburg 1993. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.