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Social Situation and Political Orientations of the Jena Populace before the Election for the East German Parliament in March 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 assessment of politicians and parties of GDR and FRG. Topics: Prospects for the future; remaining in the GDR; participation in the elections for the East German Parliament; voting decision; certainty of voting decision; influence of election programs on voting decision; further influence factors; extent to which informed about election programs, election law, top candidates, election program of one's preferred party; participation in the election campaign; information about radio and television stations; stand on prohibition of the Republicans; trust in personalities of the GDR and FRG; party sympathy; stand on German-German unification; preferred way for unification; referendum; creation of the state of Thuringia; state capitol; residential area; membership in parties and organizations; political influence of trade unions, works councils, citizen movements, citizen initiatives, parties, professional organizations, churches, mass-media and elections; influence factors on happiness in life such as work, occupation, partnership, children, friends, freedom and political activity.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-03
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: 851
    Number of Variables: 62
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
  • ZA6349 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Arbeitsgruppe Wahlen, Sektion Sozial- und Politikwissenschaften an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (1990): Soziale Situation und politische Orientierungen der Jenaer Bevölkerung vor der Volkskammerwahl im März 1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.