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State Election in Hamburg 2001

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (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. Attitude to political questions and topics of the time. Topics: most important and second most important problem in Hamburg; voting intent; intended type of voting (polling station or absentee ballot); time of voting decision; certainty of one's voting decision; assessment whether federal politics or local Hamburg politics are more important; behavior at the polls in the last metropolitan council election 1997 in Berlin; coalition preference; sympathy scale for the CDU, SPD, Greens, FDP and Schill Party, each on state and federal level; satisfaction with achievements of the previous senate (governed by SPD and Greens); satisfaction with individual parties in the senate: governing SPD and Greens, CDU in opposition; satisfaction with achievements of the Federal Government (SPD and Greens); knowledge about the two top candidates (SPD and CDU) in the representatives election; sympathy scale for the leading politicians: von Beust, Lange, Runde, Sager, Schill; party preference; interest in politics; preference for the governing mayor in Hamburg (Runde or von Beust); comparison of the two candidates according to the criteria credibility, energy, sympathy, expertise, populism and aura of victory; fear of terrorist attacks; expectation of military conflicts as a result of the terror attacks on America; blame on Hamburg security authorities for not recognizing the terrorists; judgement on personal and general economic situation in Hamburg; judgement on the trend of the Hamburg economy and comparison of the Hamburg economic situation with the rest of the western federal territory; fair share of national product; economically most able party for Hamburg; party most able to combat unemployment; personal estimate of threat of crime; party most able to combat crime, combat terrorism, for good traffic policies and drug policies, for school and education policies, for environmental policy as well as for solving future problems in Hamburg; opinion on governing mayor Runde and comparison with von Beust; future expectation for Hamburg; opinion on further participation of the SPD in the government in Hamburg; expected election winner; assessment whether the Schill Party is democratic. Demography: age; marital status; living together with a partner; school degree and education; apprenticeship; college degree; employment; estimated job security; status in occupation; number of all persons in household and those over 18 years old; primary earner in household; employment, occupational group and status of activity of primary earner; union membership; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; unemployment and jeopardy to job of close people; party inclination and party identification; sex.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
The population eligible to vote
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: RLD procedure (Randomize last digit) and birthday method
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 945
    Number of Variables: 108
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3863 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3863

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2012-03-15

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): B├╝rgerschaftswahl in Hamburg 2001. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.