Comparative Election Study 1990 (Spouses, 2nd Wave)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaase, Max (Mannheimer Zentrum für europäische Sozialforschung, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Recording the communication processes between the political system and the voter. Political attitudes; judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: Judgement on the current economic situation in the Federal Republic and expectation for the next year; judgement on the economic situation in the new states and expectation for the next year; most able governing party for positive economic development in the FRG; interest in politics; most important political problems in Germany (rank order); intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote); expected winner of the coming Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for Federal Chancellor Kohl and candidate for chancellor Lafontaine; preference for federal chancellor; preference for governmental or market economy solution of the economic problems in the new states; assumed position of the individual parties on this question; attitude to restriction of the right to asylum, the question of abortion as well as assumed position of the parties on these questions; preference of financing unity through increased indebtedness or tax increases (scale) and assumed position of the parties on this; membership in organizations, trade union, associations and initiatives and stating personally most important organization; membership in a party; frequency of discussions with partner through life about political topics; stating the political topics; frequency of diverging opinions; religious affiliation; year of birth; month of birth. In the East the following additional question was posed: behavior at the polls (second vote) at the last state parliament election. Interviewer rating: sex of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-11 / 1990-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Non-probability: Purposive; Sampling Procedure Comment: Follow-up survey of the spouse/partner through life interviewed in the 1st wave (ZA Study No. 2520)
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
  • Written survey with standardized questionnaire (East) (at the same time as the main interview) Telephone interviews with a few oral interviews (West)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 261
    Number of Variables: 99
The data set described above is part of the project "Comparative Election Studies 1990", which is the German sub-project of the international project network "Comparative National Election Project (CNEP)". The data sets 2517 to 2522 have been archived on the German project. The project design anticipated a three-wave panel survey conducted both in the eastern part and in the western part of the Federal Republic. These surveys are largely identical and therefore consolidated in one data set. Besides the data set about the so-called "primary respondents" (ZA Study No. 2517) at the time of the first survey wave the spouses (ZA Study No. 2520) of these primary respondents were also interviewed in writing. In the second survey wave besides a repeated spouse survey so-called political conversation partners (ZA Study No. 2522) of the primary respondents as well as the primary respondents themselves were interviewed. The third wave consisted of a ballot survey among the primary respondents (ZA Study No. 2519). Part of this project are ZA Study Nos. 2656 and 2657 in which the coded recording of political articles in the media was surveyed.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2521 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22