Comparative Election Study 1990: Policy Options on German Unity

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaase, Max (Universität Mannheim, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Mannheim)
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Universität Mannheim, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Mannheim)
  • Küchler, Manfred (Universität Mannheim, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Mannheim)
  • Pappi, Franz U. (Universität Mannheim, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • ZUMA, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Party perception through the media. Topics: Coded recording of articles in the print media in view of the Federal Parliament election: coded recording of positions on financing the costs of unity as well as introduction of the market economy in the new states as well as the so-called expression, i.e. rejection or agreement with these political controversies; statement of representative of this expression as well as statement whether the actor used direct or indirect speech or whether there is someone (journalist) this position can be attributed to; statement of possible evaluation of this position and statement of person evaluating.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-04 / 1990-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
All articles on German domestic and foreign policy with articles of German actors on the first three pages of the daily newspapers Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Berliner Zeitung, Die Welt as well as dpa basis service, which were covered in the survey for ZA Study No. 2656
Non-probability: Purposive; Sampling Procedure Comment: Coded survey
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Content coding
  • Content analysis
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 3130
    Number of Variables: 12
This study is part of the project "Comparative election study 1990". This project on the other hand is part of the international project network "Comparative National Election Project (CNEP)". ZA Study Nos. 2517 to 2522 as well as 2656 are archived on the German project.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2657 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Meffert, Michael; Schrott, Peter: Projekt "Vergleichende Wahlstudie 1990": Policy-Optionen zur deutschen Einheit. Mannheim: ZUMA Technischer Bericht Nr. T 93/22 Mannheim 1993.

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