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State Election in Lower Saxony 1998 (Pre-Election Survey)

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

    Judgement on parties and politicians in Lower Saxony. Topics: most important problems in Lower Saxony; most able party in Lower Saxony; interest in the election campaign; party with the best election campaign; best candidate presentation at place of residence; expected increase in votes or loss of votes for the SPD, CDU as well as the Greens in the coming state parliament election; expectation that the FDP will take seats in the state parliament; preference for prime minister; preference for federal chancellor; preference for federal chancellor in case of Schroeder instead of Lafontaine as candidate for chancellor; preference for Schroeder as candidate for chancellor or prime minister in Lower Saxony; intent to participate in the next state parliament election; certainty of one´s voting decision; voting intent; behavior at the polls among absentee voters; party preference in case of Federal Parliament elections; influence of federal politics on the state parliament election; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election and at the last Federal Parliament election; able to vote for right-wing radical parties. Demography: sex; year of birth; employment; professional position; school degree. Also encoded was: place of survey; city size; survey week.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
Sampled Universe
The universe of all persons living in private households, eligible to vote and having a telephone in the household.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample of households according to the RLD procedure. Sample of target persons according to the birthday method.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1646
    Number of Variables: 41
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2986 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2986

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

FORSA, Berlin (2012): Landtagswahl in Niedersachsen 1998 (Vorwahlumfrage). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.