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Election Study 1949

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach (Data Collector)
  • GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Data Curator)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Nutrition
    • Mass media
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Judgement on current economic and political questions. Media usage. Topics: judgement on current price level and its development since currency reform; preference for an allotment of products according to a prescribed price or preference for unrestricted sale at higher prices; attitude to an organization of citizens of the world; interest in joining such an organization; willingness to give up German citizenship in favor of the movement of citizens of the world; knowledge about the strongest party in the state parliament; expectations of the job of the state parliament; attitude to civil service for life; concern about possible unemployment; support by the respondent for other persons; positive or negative image of mankind; interest in the new constitution; party affiliation of preferred candidate for president; preference for a strong position for the office of the president; attitude to formation of a West German federal nation; reading of magazines and picture magazines; listening to the radio; listening to the NWDR as well as foreign broadcasts; type and language of broadcasts listened to; following the German broadcast service of the BBC. Beer consumption; preference for light or dark as well as bitter or sweet as well as for light or strong types of beer; increase in individual beer consumption due to improved beer quality; preferred beverage; form of savings; memory of hits from the pre-war period. Refugee status; city size; zone; party preference. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1949-02 / 1949-03
Geographic Coverage
  • the three western zones without Berlin
Sampled Universe
The German population 18 years old and older
Non-probability: Quota; Sampling Procedure Comment: Statistically representative survey (quota sample)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1000
    Number of Variables: 61
At the Institut fuer Demoskopie in Allensbach the dataset has archive no. 17.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2324 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2324

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2015-08-03

Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach (2015): Wahlstudie 1949. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.