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State Election in Hesse 1995

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 policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians in Hesse. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: Eligibility to vote in the state; city size; most important political problems in Hesse; intent to participate in the state election; preference for absentee ballot; party preference (first and second vote); point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level as well as for the top politicians of the state; satisfaction scale for the Federal Government; satisfaction with achievements of the SPD-Greens state government as well as the CDU and the FDP as opposition in the state parliament; knowledge about the top candidates of the CDU and SPD for the office of prime minister; party preference in the state; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; judgement on the credibility, the energy, the sympathy, the sense of responsibility and the expertise of Hans Eichel in comparison to Manfred Kanther; judgement on economic situation and business prediction for the state as well as personal economic situation; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the western federal territory; most able party (CDU versus SPD) in the areas economy, job creation, environmental protection, crime, education policies and housing problems; expected winner of the state parliament election; chances of the FDP to take seats in the state parliament; knowledge of opinion polls on the state parliament election; perceived influence of one´s own voting decision through opinion polls; assessment of personal job security; jeopardy to job and unemployment in the close circle of friends; union membership; religiousness; party inclination; party identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure as well as sample of the target person according to a key based on birthday and eligibility to vote in the state
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1002
    Number of Variables: 91
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2582 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2582
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Hessen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 5. März 1995. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 80, 1995.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): Landtagswahl in Hessen 1995. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.