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Federal Parliament Election 1965 (Follow-up, October 1965, I)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Data Curator)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political information behavior; party preference and judgement on the election campaign in the Federal Parliament election 1965. Topics: economic situation of respondent and evaluation of the economic situation of the FRG (Katona questions); extent to which informed politically and sources of political information; frequency of use and trustworthiness of political information in the mass media; frequency of political discussions; possibilities for individuals to influence political decisions; attitudes to elections and to the party system; satisfaction with the election result; estimate of the significance of election campaigns and of the value of information on election campaign methods; efficiency of election campaign advertisements; memory of election predictions and presumed influence on the election result; significance of the chancellor candidate for the election result; party preference; party identification of the primary environment; sympathy scale and semantic differential for CDU/CSU, SPD and FDP; sympathy scale for selected politicians; motives for personal election participation; voting behavior in the Federal Parliament elections 1965 and 1961; time and reasons for the election decision; satisfaction with the election result; preferred government coalition; judgement on the behavior of the FDP in the formation of the government; judgement on the qualification of Mende and Strauss as well as the performance of the FDP of late; possession of a television set and possibility of receiving both television stations; memberships and political orientation of the organizations; use of media. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; employment; head of household; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; city size. A party-preference index was also encoded.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 21 and older.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1305
    Number of Variables: 273
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0314 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0314
  • DIVO (Hrsg.): Der Wähler nach der Bundestagswahl 1965. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1965

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2015-09-09

DIVO, Frankfurt (2015): Bundestagswahl 1965 (Nachuntersuchung, Oktober 1965, I). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.