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Choice ´95 Parliamentary Election in Latvia 1995

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Foundation for the Advancement of Sociological Studies, Lettland
Other Title
  • Choice ’95. Saeimas velesanas Latvija 1995 (Original Title)
Publication Date
1996
Contributor
  • H.-D. Klingemann, Social Science Research Center, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • Foundation for the Advancement of Sociological Studies, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Foundation for the Advancement of Sociological Studies, Lettland (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Moral orientations, questions on the political system and behavior at the polls. Topics: Importance of selected areas of life such as friends, family, work, leisure time, politics and faith; frequency of political discussions with friends; general trust in other people; earlier and current membership in organizations; agreement of the 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 regarding 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; government as representation of interests of the people; trust in the government, the constitution; 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 Latvian citizenship; election participation 1993; discussion about possible result of parliament elections 1993 with friends and relatives; reasons for voting decision; election memory 1993; agreement of personal choice and election winner; fulfillment of the expectations of the elected party; election memory regarding the presidential election; organization of 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 future elections; extent to which informed about election system and election candidates; ability to explain the election system; most important sources of information on the election system and election candidates; classification of trustworthiness of selected sources of information about election candidates; party preference; election precinct of respondent; influence in future voting decisions; 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 the election campaign; classification of the election as democratic. Also encoded was: language in which the questionnaire was printed.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-09-16 / 1995-09-29
Geographic Coverage
  • Latvia (LV)
Sampled Universe
The population between 18 and 70 years, including non-citizens.
Sampling
Multi-stage quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1164
    Number of Variables: 234
Note
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.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2819 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 79 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Foundation for the Advancement of Sociological Studies, Lettland (1996): Choice ´95 Parliamentary Election in Latvia 1995. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2819