Election Study 1983 (Representative Federal Surveys)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berger, Manfred (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Roth, Dieter (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Schulte, Wolfgang (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Judgement on parties and politicians in view of the Federal Parliament election on 6. March 1983. Judgement on current policy issues. Topics: In the form of a trend survey at 5 different survey times the following questions were repeated in identical form: behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; voting intent; party preference (rank order procedure); vote choice at the previous election; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, CSU, FDP and the Greens as well as for Genscher, Kohl and Strauss; strength of party inclination; memberships. For additional topics, which were not asked at all survey times, see correspondence list. Demography: age; gender; marital status; religious denomination; attendance at religious services; education; profession; current employment status; main occupation; household size; household composition; R is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party affiliation; party identification; evaluation of neighborhood: social class; union membership Also encoded were: respondent number; month of survey; questionnaire form; federal state; city size; weighting variables.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-08
  • 1982-10
  • 1983-01
  • 1983-02
  • 1983-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and over.
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Face-to-face interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5196
    Number of Variables: 119
The former ZA Study Nos. 1277, ZA1278, ZA1279, ZA1280, and ZA1281 were parts of a trend survey, consolidated in a single data set in ZA Study No. 1275. A further investigation on the Federal Parliament election 1983 is the panel study with ZA Study No. 1976.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1275 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11978
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1275
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Kaase, Max (Hrsg.): Wahlen und politischer Prozeß: Analysen aus Anlaß der Bundestagswahl 1983. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1986. (Schriften des Zentralinstituts für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung der FU Berlin; Bd. 49)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2016-01-28