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Development and Calibration of Instruments to Measure Dogmatism and "Left" and "Right" Political Attitudes

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Falter, Jürgen W. (Fachbereich Pädagogik der Hochschule der Bundeswehr, München)
  • Schmolck, Peter (Fachbereich Pädagogik der Hochschule der Bundeswehr, München)
Publication Date
  • Fachbereich Paedagogik der Hochschule der Bundeswehr, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Ideology
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Development and calibration of an instrument to determine political attitudes and dogmatism. Topics: The survey is two-part with an oral and a written survey. In the written part of the survey the respondent filled out the dogmatism scale presented and a scale to determine political attitudes. In the oral survey the following was obtained: political interest (scale); self-assessment on a left-right continuum; estimate of distribution of religious affiliation as well as vote distribution for the parties at place of residence and in residential area; party preference and party ties; religiousness; membership in a trade union; rank order of liking 10 jokes presented. Demography: age (classified); age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; occupational group; interest in politics; party preference; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; party inclination; political orientation; party identification. Interviewer rating: social class; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 15 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample according to age, sex and status in profession.
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire as well as written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 480
    Number of Variables: 81
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1019 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1019

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2015-12-30

Falter, Jürgen W.; Schmolck, Peter (2015): Entwicklung und Eichung von Instrumenten zur Messung von Dogmatismus und von "linken" und "rechten" politischen Einstellungen. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.