Spring Study 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Publication Date
  • Basis-Research, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude to current political questions and to the European Community. Topics: fear of the future; judgement on the current economic situation of the FRG and future development; interest in politics; feeling of political effectiveness; most important political problems in the Federal Republic; issue competence of the parties; preference for national or EC-wide problem solutions; party inclination and party identification; party inclination in principle or based on the situation; personal change in party voted for; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and European Election; satisfaction with the elected party; party preference (ballot procedure); eligibility of the Republicans and attitude to this party´s taking seats in the Federal Parliament; the feeling that politics has failed in important matters; sympathy scale for the major parties; self-classification and classification of the parties on a left-right continuum; national pride; attitude to the right for foreigners to vote in municipal elections; significance of municipal, state, Federal and European elections; identity as a European; importance of a united Western Europe; advantages and disadvantages for the country from EC membership; acceptance of disadvantages to support poorer EC countries; knowledge about the European Parliament in Strassburg; evaluation of the work of the European Parliament; progress or steps backward for Europe since the last European Election; importance of the coming European Election; intent to participate in the next European Election; most important reasons for or against election participation; preference in the European Election (ballot procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; influence of Western European unification on the reunification of Germany; preference for European currency or national currency; preferred further development of the EC and desired speed of unification; achieving or deferring national interests in the EC; appropriateness of Germany´s payments to the EC; familiarity of changes in payments to the EC; familiarity of the European domestic market and hopes and fears connected with it; reasons for these fears; desired relationship between Europe and the USA; most competent party regarding Europe; politicians making particular efforts for Europe; general evaluation of EC membership of the Federal Republic; religiousness; ties to church; employment in the civil service; worker, employee or civil servant; fear of short time work or unemployment; self-classification of social class; union membership and solidarity with the union; possession of a telephone; number of eligible voters in the household. Also encoded were: length of interview; date of interview; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-03-01 / 1989-03-25
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2084
    Number of Variables: 238
Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810 and 1953. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1955 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1955

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2018-01-05