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Choice ´95 Parliamentary Election in Estonia 1995

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Estonian Institute of Eastern Europe, Tallinn, Estland
Other Title
  • Choice ´95 Riigikogu valimised Eestis 1995 (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • Estonian Institute of Eastern Europe, Tallinn, Estland (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Moral orientations, questions on the political system and behavior at the polls. Topics: Importance of areas of life such as friends, family, work, leisure time, politics and faith; frequency of political discusions with friends; general trust in other people; earlier and current membership in organizations; agreement of activities of political parties with personal views; stand on the party system; preference for individual interests or for the development of society, the nation as well as of collectives; preference for development of society or for development of the nation; agreement of one´s own views with those of contemporaries, friends, family, colleagues, society; preference for freedom or equality; self-classification on a left-right continuum; geographic identity of respondent; judgement on financial situation in comparison to neighbors; belonging to religious communities; ethnic affiliation; dialect at home, at work as well as in public life; foreign language abilities; language knowledge relative to the minority or majority of the country; interest in politics; participation in social life; reading newspapers and interest in political articles; frequency of watching news broadcasts; trust in selected political and social institutions; the government as representation of interests of the people; trust in the government; postmaterialism; assumed trust of the population in a better future; preferred business leadership; satisfaction with opposition and government; judgement on the speed of changes in the country; satisfaction with democracy; clarity of political events; intents to emigrate; preferred emigration country; election participation 1990; possession and efforts to obtain Estonian citizenship; election participation 1992; discussion about possible result of the parliament elections 1992 with friends and relatives; reasons for voting decision; election memory 1992; agreement of personal choice and election winner; fulfillment of the expectations of the elected representative; election memory regarding the presidential election; issue ability of the parties and election organizations; readiness of respondent to give information about his behavior at the polls; participation in earlier elections and future election participation; extent to which informed about election system and election candidates; ability to explain direct election of representatives and supplementary votes of parties; most important sources of information about election candidates; classification of trustworthiness of selected sources of information about election candidates; party preference; election precinct of respondent; most important reasons for voting decision; extent of discussion about voting decision with family members, friends, colleagues and club members; certainty of one´s voting decision; personal participation in election campaign; classification of election as democratic. Also encoded was: language in which the questionnaire was written.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-02 / 1995-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Estonia (EE)
Sampled Universe
The population 18 years old and older, including non-citizens.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1006
    Number of Variables: 222
Further election studies of the project "Founding Elections in Eastern Europe" (H.-D. Klingemann, Science Center Berlin -WZB-; supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation) are archived under ZA-Nos.: ZA2465-ZA2469, ZA2485-ZA2488, ZA2560-ZA2562, ZA2811-ZA2819, ZA2901-ZA2912, ZA3053-ZA3057, ZA3175-ZA3176 and ZA3631-ZA3633. Comparable election studies from Eastern Europe are archived under ZA-Nos.: ZA3123-ZA3126, ZA3215-ZA3218, ZA3527-ZA3530, ZA3631-ZA3633, ZA3888-ZA3893.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2816 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Estonian Institute of Eastern Europe, Tallinn, Estland (1996): Choice ´95 Parliamentary Election in Estonia 1995. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.