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The State Parliament Elections of 1946 in the Soviet-Occupied Zone

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Falter, Jürgen W. (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Mainz)
Publication Date
  • Amtliche Statistik (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Demography and population
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Data aggregated at municipal level on the elections to the state and district parliaments and results of the census conducted in 1946. Topics: residential population; number of men; number of persons employed in the economic sectors agriculture, industry, business as well as in the public sector; number of persons occupied in different professional positions; religious affiliation; district code; information on number of eligible voters, the votes submitted on polling cards , votes submitted altogether, the valid as well as invalid votes; vote distribution on the individual parties for the state parliament election as well as for the district parliament elections.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1946-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Soviet-occupied zone
Sampled Universe
All municipalities of the Soviet-occupied zone
Sampling Procedure Comment: Complete census
Collection Mode
  • Data aggregated from official statistics
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 12090
    Number of Variables: 42
The Institute for Political Science at the University of Mainz brought the data from official statistics into machine-readable form which can here be made available as a data set.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2879 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

Falter, Jürgen W. (1997): Die Landtagswahlen von 1946 in der Sowjetischen Besatzungszone. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.