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State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: Most important political problems in North Rhine-Westphalia; intent to participate in the state election; preference for absentee ballot; point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to a one-party government of SPD after the election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level as well as for the top politicians of the state; knowledge about the SPD and CDU top candidates; party preference at state and federal level; satisfaction with the achievements of the SPD state government; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; judgement on the credibility, the energy, the sympathy, the sense of responsibility and expertise of Johannes Rau in comparison to Helmut Linssen; judgement on economic situation of 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 of the two parties (CDU and SPD) in the areas job creation, environmental protection, fight against crime and creation of housing; expected winner of the state parliament election; expected election result for the SPD, the FDP, the Greens and the DVU {deutsche Volksunion}; living together with a partner; 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
  • 1995-05
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure as well as sample of 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: 857
    Number of Variables: 93
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2583 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2583
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 14. Mai 1995. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 81, 1995.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

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