Germany after the Change of Government

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • IPOS, Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken, Gesellschaft für Bankpublizität, Köln
Publication Date
  • IPOS, Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic policy
  • Abstract

    Expectations of the new government and judgement on the top politicians in the government. Topics: most important problems in Germany; party preference (Sunday question); personal expectations of the planned tax reform; judgement on the tax reform; attitude to reduction of the maximum tax rate; attitude to increase in the petroleum tax and abandoning atomic energy; attitude to correction of the reduction in the level of pensions; expected policies of the new middle through the new government; loss of prestige for the chancellor from Stollmann's giving up his candidacy for the office as Minister of Trade and Commerce; satisfaction with filling individual minister positions; assumed problem-solving ability of the new government; expectation of great political changes through the change of government; mood of new beginning from the change of government; expected reduction in unemployment. Demography: age; school education; occupational training; marital status; employment; jeopardy to one's job; occupational position; household size and persons 18 years old and older; union membership; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; sex; state; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-10 / 1998-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Residential population eligible to vote
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample according to the RLD procedure and birthday key. Two separate samples for Eastern and Western Germany.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1025
    Number of Variables: 47
See also ZA Study Nos. 3220, 3222, 3223 and 3224.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3221 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken (Hrsg.): Deutschland nach dem Regierungswechsel: Ergebnisse zweier repräsentativer Meinungsumfragen. (DEMO/SKOPIE Umfragen-Meinungen-Gesellschaftstrends, Nr. 3, Januar 1999)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22