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State Election in Bavaria 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 policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians before the state parliament election. Political questions on the state parliament election. Topics: most important problems in Bavaria; intent to participate in the next state parliament election in Bavaria; preference for absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote as well as party one likes most); party inclination and party identification; time and certainty of one's voting decision; significance of state parliament election in Bavaria at federal level; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to a renewed one-party government of the CSU and expected increase in majority by the CSU; sympathy scale for the CDU, SPD, the Greens and the FDP at federal level as well as sympathy scale at state level for the CSU, the SPD, the Greens, the FDP and the Republicans; satisfaction scale for the achievements of the state government in Bavaria as well as the SPD opposition and the Greens opposition in state parliament; satisfaction scale for the achievements of the Federal Government, the CDU, the CSU and the FDP in the Federal Government; degree of familiarity of the top candidates for the office of Prime Minister; sympathy scale for top politicians in the state and at the federal level; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; comparison of credibility, energy, sympathy, responsibility, expertise, closeness to the citizens and the winner type of the two top candidates Edmund Stoiber and Renate Schmidt; judgement on the general economic situation in Bavaria and one's own economic situation; expected economic situation for Bavaria; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the Federal Republic; most able party in the areas business, job creation, finances, fight against crime, environmental policies, foreigner policies and future problems of Bavaria; personal feeling of danger due to crime; judgement on the current prime minister; expected election winner in Bavaria; expectation that the FDP, the Greens, the Republicans and the Free Voters will take seats in the state parliament; judgement on the Republicans taking seats in the state parliament. Demography: eligibility to vote in Bavaria; city size; age (classified); marital status; living together with a partner; school degree; completed apprenticeship; employment; assessment of jeopardy to one's own job; occupational position; household size; number of members of household 18 years old and older; primary earner; employment of primary earner; occupational position of primary earner; vocational certificate of primary earner; union member in household; religious affiliation; religiousness; unemployment or jeopardy to job of close persons; sex.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Residential population eligible to vote
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
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 996
    Number of Variables: 98
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3167 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3167
  • Landtagswahl in Bayern: Eine Analyse der Wahl vom 13. September 1998. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. Nr. 90 vom 16. September 1998.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

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