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Hesse Barometer (November 1998 - January 1999)

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
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians. Political questions on the state parliament election. Cumulated data set of ZA Study Nos. 3116 to 3118. Topics: most important political problems in the state of Hesse; intent to participate in the next state parliament election in Hesse; intent to use absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote); behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; coalition preference; expectation that the FDP will take seats in the state parliament; sympathy scale for the achievements of the state government, the individual partners in the government (SPD and Greens), the CDU opposition in the state parliament, the FDP opposition in the state parliament and for the achievements of the Federal Government in Bonn; sympathy scale for the top politicians in the state; preference for prime minister in Hesse; most able state party in the areas of business, job creation, fight against crime, environmental policy, education policies and foreigner policies; assessment of the general problem-solving ability of the new Federal Government in Bonn; expected reduction in unemployment in Germany; expected tax relief for families after the planned tax reform of the new government; attitude to dual citizenship for foreigners; attitude to the collection of signatures by the CDU against dual citizenship; attitude to the accusation of hostility to foreigners by the CDU/CSU on the part of SPD and Greens; attitude to an additional runway for the Frankfurt airport; general satisfaction with the schools in Hesse. Demography: city size; eligibility to vote; age (classified); marital status; school degree; completed apprenticeship; employment; assessment of personal jeopardy to job; professional position; size of household; number of members of household of 18 years old and older; union member in household; religious denomination; religiousness; sex.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-11 / 1999-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample: sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure and sample according to a key based on birthday
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3057
    Number of Variables: 64
The data set contains all questions and all cases of ZA Study Nos. 3116 to 3118 in cumulated form.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3119 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (1999): Hessenbarometer (November 1998 - Januar 1999). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.