Social Situation and Political Orientations of the Jena Populace before the Federal Parliament Election in December 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 in the areas work, occupation, retraining and secondary occupational activity since currency union; family situation; conditions for improvement in economic and social conditions in Eastern Germany;readiness for change of job, residence and place of work, unemployment, separation from family and retraining; remaining in Jena; admission of foreigners in Jena; influence factors on voting decision; opportunities for democratic involvement of citizens; Sunday question; influence on this voting decision; voting decision in comparison to the election 1990; residential area; political countryside; stand on change of government in Bonn; assessment of the development in the past year.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Selection of addresses according to election precinct and housing structure.
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 517
    Number of Variables: 93
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
  • ZA6351 (Type: ZA-No.)

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