State Election in Hamburg 1997

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 systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians in the metropolitan council election. Political questions. Topics: Most important political problems in Hamburg; intent to participate in the metropolitan council election; preference for absentee ballot; party preference; point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; importance of federal politics for one´s own voting decision at state level; behavior at the polls in the last metropolitan council election; attitude to a one-party government of the SPD in the metropolitan council; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties on federal and city level; satisfaction with achievements of the senate, individual partners of the government, the CDU opposition and the Greens/GAL-opposition as well as the Federal Government (scale); knowledge about the top candidates of the CDU and SPD for the office of mayor; sympathy scale for selected top politicians in Hamburg; interest in politics; preference for Voscherau or Beust as First Mayor in Hamburg; comparison of the credibility, energy, sympathy, sense of responsibility and expertise of the two top politicians; judgement on the personal economic situation and the economic situation in Hamburg; expected economic development in Hamburg and comparison of the economic situation of the city state with the rest of the western federal territory; party in Hamburg most able to improve the economic situation in the area of job creation, the housing market, the fight against crime and traffic policy; personal fear of crime; judgement on the achievements of the First Mayor Voscherau; expected election winner in the metropolitan council election; expectation of a one-party government of the SPD; chances of the FDP, the STATT party and the Republicans in the metropolitan council election. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; non-school-age children; children between the ages of 6 to 12 years; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupational position; extent of employment; size of household; composition of household; head of household; party inclination; party identification; union membership; personal job security; jeopardy to job in one´s circle of friends.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: RLD procedure (Randomize last digit)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 958
    Number of Variables: 101
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3030 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3030
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Hamburg: Eine Analyse der Bürgerschaftswahl vom 21. September 1997. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 1997 (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 87, 24. September 1997)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15