Forsa-Bus 1998

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

    Political questions, party and federal chancellor preference. Topics: most important political topics; expected economic situation and expected development of personal living conditions; greatest problems in Germany; federal chancellor preference; most able party in the Federal Republic; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and state parliament election; party preference at state and Federal level (Sunday question); party inclination and party identification; interest in politics; satisfaction with democracy; satisfaction with the job of the Federal Government and the opposition; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; sympathy scale for the CDU, CSU, SPD, PDS, Alliance 90/the Greens, FDP, Republicans; media use (newspaper and TV news). Demography: sex; year of birth; marital status; living together with a partner; employment; professional position; occupational training; school education; household size; members of the household under 14 years old and their year of birth; religious affiliation; frequency of church attendance; union membership; party membership; citizenship; monthly net income. Also encoded was: state; city size; date of interview; weekday of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-01 / 1998-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking population aged 14 and over
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample according to the RLD procedure
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 125032
    Number of Variables: 87
The data set contains parts from omnibus surveys conducted by FORSA in a daily rhythm. Per working day approx. 500 interviews were conducted.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3162 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22