Social Situation and Political Orientations of the Jena Populace before the State Parliament Election in October 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Arbeitsgruppe Wahlen, Sektion Sozial- und Politikwissenschaften an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgruppe Wahlen, Sektion Sozial- und Politikwissenschaften an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes as well as judgement on politicians and parties of GDR and FRG. Topics: Prospects for the future; changes since currency union; readiness for change of job, change of place of residence, separation from family, retraining and unemployment; job security; solidarity with Europe, Germany and with Thuringia; party sympathy; degree of consideration of the interests of the citizens of the GDR in the unification contract; stand on all-German constitution; political influence of trade unions, works councils, citizen movements, citizen initiatives, parties, professional organizations and elections; decision in the state parliament election; certainty of this voting decision; second vote; influence on voting decision; significance of a Federal German party before the turning point; regular voter and switching parties (self-assessment); residential area; greater acquisitions after currency union; influence factors on happiness in life such as work, occupation, partnership, children, money, friends, environment and political activity.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-10
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Jena
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Selection of addresses according to election precincts and housing structure
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 247
    Number of Variables: 81
This study is part of a collection of election studies 1990 in Jena, ZA Study Nos. 6348 to 6351.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6348 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22