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State Election in the Saarland 1994

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:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians on the state parliament election in the Saarland. Topics: Eligible voter status of respondent; city size; most important political problems of the Saarland; intent to participate in the election; intent to use absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote); certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to an SPD one-party government; coalition preference; sympathy scale for the parties at state as well as federal level and for the top politicians at the federal as well as state level; satisfaction with the SPD government in the Saarland and with the opposition party as well as with the achievements of the Federal Government; preference for prime minister; judgement on the current prime minister; judgement on the economic situation of the Saarland and economic forecast; assessment of personal economic situation and expected further development; comparison of the economic situation of the Saarland with the rest of the federal territory; ability of an SPD-led or a CDU-led state government in economic questions, the fight against unemployment, the fight against crime and environmental protection; expected winner in the state parliament election in the Saarland; expected chances for a one-party government of the SPD and assessment of the chances of the FDP and Greens to obtain seats in the state parliament; union member in household; religiousness; unemployed and close persons whose job is endangered; personal job security; party inclination and party identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-10-06 / 1994-10-14
Geographic Coverage
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote
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: 839
    Number of Variables: 85
The survey took place from 6 October to 14 October as well as on the day of the election, 16 October (5121 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 evening of the election.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2510 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2510
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl im Saarland: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 16. Oktober 1994. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, 1994. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen Nr. 77)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): Landtagswahl im Saarland 1994. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.