State Election in Saxony-Anhalt 2016

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Assessment of parties and politicians to the state election. Political issues. Topics: main political problems in Saxony-Anhalt; participation in the state election in Saxony-Anhalt; preference for postal voting; party preference (first vote, second vote); certainty of own vote decision; importance of federal policy for own election decision in the state election in Saxony-Anhalt; interest in the state election; voting behavior during the last state election; coalition preference; attitude towards different coalition constellations: government by CDU and SPD, by Die Linke and SPD, by Die Linke, SPD and the Greens as well as by CDU and AfD; sympathy scale for different parties at the federal and state level (CDU, Die Linke, SPD, The Greens, FDP und AfD); satisfaction scale on the achievements of the state government of CDU and SPD, on the achievements of CDU as well as SPD in the state government, and on the achievements of Die Linke and SPD in the opposition in the state parliament as well as on the achievements of the federal government by CDU / CSU and SPD; knowledge of the top candidates of CDU, Die Linke and SPD for the office of Prime Minister; sympathy scale for different top politicians at state level and for Angela Merkel; party sympathy; interest in politics; preference for Reiner Haseloff or Katrin Budde as Prime Minister; Split A: comparison of the credibility, the sympathy and the expertise of Reiner Haseloff and Wulf Gallert; assessment of the current economic situation in Saxony-Anhalt as well as the own economic situation; expected own economic situation in one year; Split B: the most competent party to solve economic problems in the country, job creation and in school and education policy; the future of the country and the most competent party to solve the future problems in Saxony-Anhalt; assessment of the work of Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff; party which is most likely to express personal opinion on refugees and asylum; importance of the subject of refugees for the own election decision in the state elections; Saxony-Anhalt can handle a large number of refugees; assessment of the work of Chancellor Angela Merkel in refugee policy; consent to the AfD as the only party to name the most important problems; preferred treatment of the other parties with the AfD (normal party vs. no cooperation); election of the party AfD (generally and personal) on the basis of its political demands or to give the other parties a wipe; expected election winner in Saxony-Anhalt. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; living together with a partner; school-leaving qualification or targeted school-leaving qualification; university degree; completed vocational training; employment; safety of employment; occupational position; leading position; employment in the public sector; household size; number of persons aged 18 and over; union member in the household; denomination; party inclination; party identification; number of telephone numbers in the household; city size. Additionally coded was: ID; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-03-07 / 2016-03-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
Sampled Universe
Residential population eligible to vote
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1010
    Number of Variables: 98
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6909 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. -FGW-: Wahl in Sachsen-Anhalt : eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 13. März 2016. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V.; 164, 2016

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2017-10-11