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State Election in Saxony 1994

Resource Type
  • 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 on the state parliament election in Saxony. Topics: Most important political problems in Saxony; 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 Federal Parliament election; attitude to a one-party government of the CDU after the state parliament election; coalition preference; attitude to a red-green minority government with toleration of the PDS; sympathy scale for the parties at state as well as federal 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 western pattern; preference for prime minister; importance of the assessment of Kurt Biedenkopf for one´s 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 Saxony with the other East German states; judgement on one´s own economic situation and its development; expected economic development for Saxony and development of unemployment; satisfaction with the situation in the housing market; tenant status; perceived continuity of SED and PDS; expected winner in the state parliament election; expected chances for a one-party government of the CDU and chances of the small parties such as FDP, Alliance 90/Greens; intent to participate in a Federal Parliament election andx preferred party in this case; assessment of one´s own job security; jeopardy to the 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
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote in Saxony
Random route procedure
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1104
    Number of Variables: 92
The survey took place from 31 August until 8 September as well as on the day of the election (5793 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
  • ZA2511 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2511
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Sachsen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 11. September 1994. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, 1994. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen Nr. 73)

Update Metadata: 2019-09-23 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

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