State Election in Brandenburg 1994

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • USUMA, Berlin (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 at the state parliament election in Brandenburg. Topics: Most important political problems in Brandenburg; intent to participate in the election; intent to use absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote as well as rank order procedure); point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to a one-party government of SPD after the state parliament election; coalition preference; attitude to a red-green minority government with toleration of the PDS; sympathy scale for the parties on state as well as federal level and for the top politicians at federal as well as state level; satisfaction scale for the state government, opposition parties in the state and the Federal Government in Bonn; knowledge about the top candidates in the state; interest in politics; satisfaction with the decision to introduce political order according to the western pattern; preference for prime minister; judgement on Prime Minister Manfred Stolpe up to now and importance of this assessment for one´s own voting decision; judgement on the economic situation of the state and expected further development; ability of an SPD-led state government in comparison to one led by the CDU regarding improvement in the economic situation, the fight against unemployment, the fight against crime and improvement in the situation in the housing market; comparison of the economic situation of Brandenburg with the rest of the East German states; judgement on one´s own economic situation and its development; expected economic development for Brandenburg and development of unemployment; satisfaction with the situation in the housing market; tenant status; attitude to a merger of Brandenburg and Berlin; assessment of the STASI past of Manfred Stolpe; perceived continuity of SED and PDS; expected winner of the state parliament election; expected chances for a one-party government of the SPD and chances of the small parties such as FDP, Alliance 90/Greens; intent to participate in a Federal Parliament election and preferred party in this case; assessment of the certainty of one´s own job; jeopardy to job of a close person; union member in household; religiousness; party inclination and party identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-08-31 / 1994-09-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote in Brandenburg
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: 1102
    Number of Variables: 93
The survey took place from 31 August to 8 September as well as on the election day, 11 September 1994 (5724 respondents). The survey was commissioned by the ZDF {Second German Television Network} and served as basis for the projection and analyses of election results on the night of the election.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2507 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2507
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Brandenburg: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 11. September 1994. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, 1994. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen Nr. 74)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15