Election to the House of Representatives in Berlin 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 conditions and indicators
    • Economic policy
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians shortly before the election to the House of Representatives in Berlin. Election preferences. Topics: Eligibility to vote in the eastern or western part of Berlin; most important political problems in Berlin; intent to participate in the election in the impending election to the House of Representatives and preference for absentee ballot or election in the polling station; party preference; certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last House of Representatives election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for the parties at Federal as well as state level; satisfaction with the parties in the Berlin Senate as well as in opposition; sympathy scale for the top candidates Diepgen and Stahmer as well as for Kohl and Scharping; preferred mayor; comparison of the two election candidates for the office of mayor regarding their credibility, energy, sympathy, their sense of responsibility and their expertise; judgement on achieving of equivalence or remaining differences between East and West Berlin; judgement on the current economic situation of the city as well as the individual economic situation; expected economic development in Berlin; judgement on the issue ability of the parties in economic questions, traffic policy and domestic policy; assessment of the credibility of the SED re-named PDS; expected winner in the House of Representatives election; assumption about probable government composition after the election; judgement on different coalition compositions after the election; expected overcoming the 5%-hurdle by the FDP; assessment of one´s own job security; union membership; religiousness; close persons whose job is endangered or are unemployed; party inclination and party identification. The following question was posed to West-Berliners: justified demand of the East-Berliners for improvement in living conditions. The following question was posed to East-Berliners: satisfaction with achievement of equivalent living conditions in East Berlin.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
Sampled Universe
Residential population eligible to vote in the state of Berlin.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample according to the RLD procedure (randomize last digit) among household addresses and key based on birthday for the target person
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1344
    Number of Variables: 98
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2649 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2649

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15