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Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, November 1961)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Forschungsinstitut für Politische Wissenschaft und Europäische Fragen, Universität zu Köln)
  • Baumert, Gerhard (DIVO, Frankfurt)
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Data Curator)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitude to current political problems and evaluation of the parties immediately after the formation of a new Federal Government. Topics: assessment of the current and future economic situation of respondent and of the future economic situation of the FRG (Katona questions); satisfaction with what one has personally achieved; frequency of political discussions; judgement on Adenauer and Brandt in the Berlin Crisis; preferred federal chancellor; sympathy scale for political personalities and for the SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP; most recent change in one´s own party evaluation; party preference; image of CDU or CSU, SPD and FDP; voting decision at earlier Federal Parliament elections and voting decision in the Federal Parliament election 1961; attitude to elections; perceived sources of election campaign financing for the three major parties; attitude to various financing alternatives; assessment of the danger of war; Scheuch Index. Demography: head of household; marital status; occupation; employment; sex; social origins; age; school education; vocational training; household income; size of household; religious denomination; regional origins; sex; state. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1961-11 / 1961-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 16-70
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
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: 1715
    Number of Variables: 187
The third part of a three-part trend survey with largely identical questionnaires (see ZA Study Nos. 0055 and 0056).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0057 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0057
  • Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf (Hrsg.): Zur Soziologie der Wahl. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1965 (Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Sonderheft 9)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2014-12-09

Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf; Baumert, Gerhard (2014): Kölner Wahlstudie (Bundesrepublik, November 1961). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.