State Election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 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 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; participation in the state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; 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 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; interest in the state election; voting behavior during the last state election; coalition preference; attitude towards different coalition constellations: government by SPD and CDU, by SPD and Die Linke, by SPD, Die Linke and the Greens as well as by SPD, CDU and the Greens; sympathy scale for different parties at the federal and state level (CDU, Die Linke, SPD, The Greens, FDP, AfD and NPD); satisfaction scale on the achievements of the state government of SPD and CDU, on the achievements of SPD as well as CDU in the state government, and on the achievements of Die Linke, the Greens and NPD 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 SPD and CDU for the office of Prime Minister; sympathy scale for different top politicians at state level; party sympathy; interest in politics; preference for Erwin Sellering or Lorenz Caffier as Prime Minister; Split A: comparison of the credibility, the sympathy, the expertise, and the energy of Erwin Sellering and Lorenz Caffier; assessment of the current economic situation in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as well as the own economic situation; expected own economic situation in one year; expected reflation in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; comparison of the economic situation in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with that in the remaining East German states; Split A: the most competent party to solve economic problems in the country, job creation and in school and education policy; the most competent party in terms of social justice, the representation of ordinary citizens in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and combating crime; the future of the country and the most competent party to solve the future problems in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; assessment of the work of Prime Minister Erwin Sellering; party which is most likely to express personal opinion on refugees and asylum; Split B: importance of the subject of refugees for the own election decision in the state elections; assessment of the work of Chancellor Angela Merkel in refugee policy; Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania can handle a large number of refugees; refugees as a social and cultural threat; concerns on savings in other areas by spending on refugees; concerns on rising crime caused by refugees; expected election winner in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Split end); consent to the AfD as the only party to name the most important problems; election of the party AfD (generally and personal) on the basis of its political demands or to give the other parties a wipe; lack of medical care, shops, and public facilities in rural areas; only a few have really benefited from the turnaround; better policy by the AfD in the state parliament; judgment on the current political situation in comparison with the GDR; hostility of Western policy towards Russia and President Putin; fair share of the gross national product. 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
  • 2016-08-28 / 2016-09-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
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: 1520
    Number of Variables: 113
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6910 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. -FGW-: Wahl in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern : eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 4. September 2016. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V.; 165, 2016

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2017-10-12