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1996 Czech Election: Post-Election Study June 1996

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Toka, Gabor (Central University Budapest, Ungarn)
Other Title
  • Ceska volba 1996: Post-volebni studie, cerven 1996 (Original Title)
Publication Date
2003
Contributor
  • STEM (STredisko EMpirickych Vyzkumu), Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Voting behaviour and political attitudes. Topics: Husehold finances in last and next 12 months; national economy in last and next 12 months; participated in the 1996 lower house election; vote in the 1996 lower house election; spouse: vote in the 1996 election; use of preference vote in 1996; tactical voting; knowledge: representation of party respondent voted for; radio and TV: sufficient information; radio and TV: impartial party which media favoured most; like about the parties (open question); government performance; provide a job for everyone; reducing income differences is harmful; the economic situation is unfavourable; privatisation is going to help; unprofitable enterprises should be closed down; atheists are unfit for public office; nationalism is always harmful chance of getting ahead; politicians should care more about crime; abortion should be allowed; preference of patriotic politician; church has too much influence; split of Czechoslovakia was wrong; restitution was wrong; left-right self-placement (7-point scale); satisfaction with democracy; last election; respondent close to any party; first party close to respondent second party close to respondent; third party close to respondent; party closest to respondent; any party closer than others; which party closer than others; how close to closest party; parties care what people want; parties are necessary; recall of name of candidate; sympathy of parties; state of economy; change in economic situation; MPs´ idea what people think contact with MP; who is in power; the way people vote; people say or hide opinion; left-right placement of parties; elections help to keep politicians honest; in election campaigns people can learn; elections divide the country; benefits of elections far outweigh the costs; death penalty; husband is to earn the money; clergy should not influence vote too many people rely on government assistance; smooth cooperation in firms is impossible; not enough respect for traditional Czech values; schools should teach children to obey; get rid of conflicts between the parties; for democracy turnout does not matter; voters decide how things are run; most voters cannot make intelligent decisions; better leaders would be chosen through exams; Czech Rep join the NATO; Czech Rep join the EEC; preferred relationship between Czech R and Slovakia; present regime compared to pre-1989 regime; people should refrain from criticizing Czech officials; politician may act contrary to the law; some people earn millions; people are responsible for their poverty; competent people can earn a lot of money; people get rich here mainly in an illegal way; private ownership should be expanded; more efforts to reduce inequalities; less government intervention; more toughness needed against Romany offenders; Romanians should be let to lead their own way of live; knowledge about electoral threshold, name of Minister of Transport, number of seats in Czech lower house; language spoken at home; occupation (respondent and spouse): ISCO code, EGP-10 classification and EGP-6 classification; strength of religious belief; frequency of church attendance; denomination; union membership: respondent; union membership: somebody else in household; gypsy or not(judgment of interviewer); date and length of the interview; number of contact attempts for interview; interview demanding; respondents primary electoral district.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-06-09 / 1996-06-19
Geographic Coverage
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
Sampled Universe
Population sampled: 18+ years old citizens. Institutionalised persons (about 1-2 percent of the total population) were excluded from the sampling frame, but military personnel were not.
Sampling
Sampling: 3038 respondents interviewed for the Trends 4-96 (ZA3631) and Trends 5-96 omnibus surveys (ZA3632) were asked whether they would be willing to be re-interviewed after the election and let their name and address be recorded for that purpose. 1589 of the 3038 respondents agreed to do so, and 1229 of these 1589 were successfully re-interviewed after the election. The IDENT variable (included in both the pre- (ZA3631) and the post-election (ZA3632) data files) can be used to match cases in the different files.
Collection Mode
  • Interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1229
    Number of Variables: 179
Note
This study was an Omnibus Survey (titled Trendy 6-96) carried out by the Prague-based polling company STEM. Note that only some of the questions in the Czech questionnaire were commissioned by the principle investigator (CEU), and the responses to the other questions are not included in these data file and remained the property of STEM. Many variables were recoded so that the codes in the file may not match those you can see in the Czech-language questionnaire. There are two pre-election studies from April 1996 (ZA3631) and May 1996 (ZA3632), both are available at ZA. Further election studies of the project "Founding Elections in Eastern Europe" (H.-D. Klingemann, Science Center Berlin -WZB-; supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation) are archived under ZA-Nos.: ZA2465-ZA2469, ZA2485-ZA2488, ZA2560-ZA2562, ZA2811-ZA2819, ZA2901-ZA2912, ZA3053-ZA3057, ZA3175-ZA3176 and ZA3631-ZA3633. Comparable election studies from Eastern Europe are archived under ZA-Nos.: ZA3123-ZA3126, ZA3215-ZA3218, ZA3527-ZA3530, and ZA3888-ZA3893.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3633 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Mansfeldova, Zdenka (ed.): Czech Republic: The First Elections in the new Republic, 1992-1996. Analyses, Documents and Data. Berlin: Ed. Sigma 2003. (Series: Founding Elections in Eastern Europe).

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Toka, Gabor (2003): 1996 Czech Election: Post-Election Study June 1996. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.3633