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Representative Election Statistics 1953 - 1990

Resource Type
  • Rattinger, Hans (Lehrstuhl für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Bamberg)
  • Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden
Publication Date
  • Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Aggregated Federal Parliament election data. Topics: State; sex; eligible voter according to age cohorts; valid votes and relative election turnout without polling card; first vote and second vote proportions of the parties in the individual age classes.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1953 / 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin, since 1990 incl. new states and West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Electoral constituency
Stratified random sample of approx. 3,5% of the election precincts from the entire election area. In these voting districts based on a special composition of eligible voters voting is tabulated according to age as well as according to sex.
Collection Mode
  • Aggregate data from official statistics
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 372
    Number of Variables: 271
Since 1972 the election turnout has been recorded in 10 and the voting in 5 age groupings. See also ZA Study No. 2794.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2662 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Rattinger, Hans: Demographie und Politik in Deutschland: Befunde der repräsentativen Wahlstatistik 1953 bis 1990. In: Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Kaase, Max (Hrsg.): Wahlen und Wähler: Analysen aus Anlaß der Bundestagswahl 1990. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1994. (Schriften des Zentralinstituts für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung der Freien Universität Berlin, Band 72)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 73 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Rattinger, Hans; Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden (1995): Repräsentative Wahlstatistik 1953-1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.