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SPD Members Survey 1991

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • SPD-Parteivorstand, Bonn
Publication Date
1995
Contributor
  • Polis, Gesellschaft fuer Politik- und Sozialforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Parties, Organizations
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the SPD by its members. Topics: Length of membership in the SPD as well as in the local committee; contact or cause for personally joining the party; manner of first contact on the part of the party after joining; evaluation of selected reasons for joining the SPD (scale); attitude to the SPD and evaluation of the party from current view; participation in party activities, teams and task forces in the party; participation in task forces on the level of the local committee, the district association or the sub-district; classification of current personal activity level in the party; reasons for withdrawal from active party work; frequency of receiving information about the party from the individual party levels from local committee to federal; most important sources of information about the activities of local committee; frequency of attending meetings and events of local committee, study-group and other party levels; extent of offerings of local committee outside of the election campaign and desired main focus or weighting of the work of the local committee; participation in the party with selected activities (scale); personal involvement with the Federal Parliament election campaign 1990; type of activities of local committee on the occasion of the Federal Parliament election and personal participation; judgement on the election campaign activities of local committee; extent of motivation of members by the election campaign management or the candidates; interest in future participation in the election campaign; participation in education events of the party; most important sources of information about seminars; interest in principle in such seminars; information on the course of the board election in the local committee; quota regulation in filling board positions; personal function status; interest in acceptance of a party function; having several mandates; interest in taking on a mandate; reasons for previous failure to take on a mandate; adequate motivation of members for party work by local functionaries; judgement on public relations work of functionaries; judgement on reform recommendations for party work; attitude to a study-group for older people; evaluation of personal abilities that could be useful for party work; type and extent of media used for information about political events; use of the member magazine ´Vorwaerts´; judgement on selected topics and articles in ´Vorwaerts´; general judgement on Vorwaerts and reason for judgement; memberships in other organizations; earlier memberships and current activity level in these organizations; evaluation of the reputation of the SPD as well as of the CDU/CSU in the population in general as well as among selected social groups and institutions; image of these parties as academic or worker party, reputation as party of the self-employed or the civil service; inventiveness, nepotism and disagreement of the parties as well as judgement on political program (scale); moral orientations and guidelines of personal conduct (scale); personal importance of political tasks and issues (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-11 / 1991-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG (only old states)
Sampled Universe
SPD members from the members file
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Two-stage stratified random sampling
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1921
Note
At the same time a party office-holder survey was conducted in the SPD which is archived under ZA Study No. 2610.
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2609 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Blessing, Karlheinz (Hrsg.): SPD 2000: Modernisierung der SPD. Marburg: Schüren 1993.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

SPD-Parteivorstand, Bonn (1995): SPD-Mitgliederbefragung 1991. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2609