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State Election in Rhineland-Palatinate 1996

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians in Rhineland-Palatinate. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: eligibility to vote in the state; city size; most important political problems in Rhineland-Palatinate; intent to participate in the state election; preference for absentee ballot; point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level as well as for selected top politicians of the state; satisfaction with achievements of the SPD-FDP state government, the CDU as well as the Greens as opposition in the state parliament; knowledge about the top candidates of the CDU and SPD for the office of prime minister; party preference in the state; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; judgement on the credibility, energy, sympathy, sense of responsibility and expertise of Kurt Beck in comparison to Johannes Gerster; judgement on the economic situation of the state as well as one´s own economic situation; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the western federal territory; most able party in the areas economy, job creation, environmental protection and coping with the future; evaluation of achievements of the prime minister up to now; expected winner of the state parliament election; expected election result for the FDP; knowledge about the importance of the second vote; living together with a partner; assessment of personal job security; jeopardy to job and unemployment in close circle of friends; union membership; religiousness; party inclination; party identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote living in private households with telephone
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure as well as sample of target person according to a key based on birthday and eligibility to vote in the state
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 892
    Number of Variables: 88
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2914 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2914
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Rheinland-Pfalz: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 24. März 1996. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 85, 1996.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): Landtagswahl in Rheinland-Pfalz 1996. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.