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State Election in Lower Saxony 1998

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 state parliament election. Political questions. Topics: Most important political problems in Lower Saxony; intent to participate in the state election; preference for absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote); 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 state parliament election; attitude to a one-party government of the SPD in Lower Saxony; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level; satisfaction with achievements of the state government, CDU opposition and Greens opposition as well as Federal Government (scale); knowledge about the top candidates of the CDU and SPD for the office of prime minister; sympathy scale for selected top politicians in Lower Saxony; interest in politics; preference for Schroeder or Wulff as prime minister; comparison of the credibility, energy, sympathy, the sense of responsibility, the populism, the winner type and the expertise of the two top politicians; judgement on the personal economic situation and the economic situation of the state; expected development of the economic situation in the state and comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the western federal territory; party in the state most able to improve the economic situation in the area of job creation, environment, finances and the fight against crime; personal fear of crime; judgement on the achievements of Prime Minister Schroeder; attitude to a candidacy for chancellor by Schroeder and preferred successor as prime minister; expected election winner in the state parliament election; expectation of a one-party government of the SPD; chances of the FDP and the Republicans in the state parliament election. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; living together with a partner; 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; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
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: 1031
    Number of Variables: 102
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3031 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3031
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Niedersachsen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 1. März 1998. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 1998. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 88, 4. März 1998)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): Landtagswahl in Niedersachsen 1998. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.