Federal Parliament Election 1965 (Initial Investigation, September 1965)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaase, M. (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Wildenmann, R. (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • Kratz, Sophia (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Data Curator)
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Perception of parties, politicians and political topics a few days before the Federal Parliament election 1965. Topics: sympathy scale for SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP and for the politicians Adenauer, Erler, Erhard, Strauss, Brandt, Mende and Schroeder; preferred federal chancellor; most recent change in party sympathy; issue competence of the parties as well as of the politicians Erhard and Brandt; intent to participate in the election; certainty and time of personal voting decision; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1961 and voting intent for the Federal Parliament election 1965; party identification; reasons for election participation; preferred composition of the Federal Government; desired relation of domestic and foreign policy; desired influence of various associations; judgement on subsidies for agriculture; most important sources of political information; media usage; frequency of political conversations; preferred television station; interest in news broadcasts on television and political television broadcasts; development of personal economic situation; membership in a trade union and ties to the trade union. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; composition of household; head of household; political discussion; self-assessment of social class; state; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; social class of respondent. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters 21 years old and older
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random 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: 1411
    Number of Variables: 116
The current study is the first part of a three-wave trend survey; see ZA Study Nos. 0557 and 0558.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0556 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0556
  • Kaase, Max: Determinanten des Wahlverhaltens bei der Bundestagswahl 1969. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 11, 1970, S. 46 - 110.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2015-09-09