Representative Election Statistics 1953 to 1990: Data on Vote Splitting

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Rattinger, Hans (Lehrstuhl für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Bamberg)
  • Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden
Publication Date
  • Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Aggregated Federal Parliament election data. Topics: Election year; state; sex; age category; first vote and second vote combination of all parties in the voting in percentages as well as in absolute figures.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1953 / 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin, since 1990 incl. new states and West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Voting districts
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample of approx. 3,5% of the voting districts from the entire election area. In these election precincts voting can be tabulated separately according to age and sex due to a special combination of eligible voters in separate polling stations
Collection Mode
  • Aggregate data from official statistics
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1452
    Number of Variables: 449
A further study on representative election statistics is archived under ZA Study No. 2662. To maintain secrecy of the ballot only election precincts with at least 290 eligible voters were included in the sample. Otherwise it would have been possible to identify the behavior at the polls of individual voters with infrequent combinations of characteristics. Furthermore, absentee voters were not included in this particular statistic. The ballots for this election statistic had special imprints that enabled directly investigating the connection between the variables sex, age, state as well as behavior at the polls on the individual level.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2794 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schoen, Harald: Stimmensplitting in der Bundesrepublik: Eine Form taktischer Wahlentscheidung? Bamberg: Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Studiengang Politikwissenschaft 1996.
  • Statistisches Bundesamt: Bevölkerung und Erwerbstätigkeit: Wahl zum 12. Deutschen Bundestag am 2. Dezember 1990, Heft 4: Wahlbeteiligung und Stimmabgabe der Männer und Frauen nach dem Alter. Stuttgart: Metzler-Poeschel 1991. (Fachserie 1)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22