State Election in Schleswig-Holstein 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 Schleswig-Holstein. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: eligibility to vote in the state; city size; most important political problems in Schleswig-Holstein; 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; attitude to a one-party government by the SPD after the election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level as well as for the top politicians of the state; satisfaction with achievements of the SPD state government as well as CDU, FDP and DVU {deutsche Volksunion} 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 Heide Simonis in comparison to Ottfried Hennig; 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 the achievements of the prime minister up to now; expected winner of the state parliament election; expected election result for SPD, FDP, Greens and DVU {deutsche Volksunion}; 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
  • Schleswig-Holstein (DE-SH)
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: 937
    Number of Variables: 90
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2915 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2915
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Schleswig-Holstein: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 24. März 1996. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 86, 1996.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15