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Federal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 1st Wave, October 1973)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Attitude to economic as well as political questions. Judgement on parties and politicians in view of the next Federal Parliament election. Topics: 1. judgement on political problems and on the ability to solve them: importance of political problems; issue competence of the parties; most important political events of the past and parties and politicians associated with them; trust in selected governmental and democratic institutions and information on changes in trust in these institutions. 2. political interest and evaluation of parties: personal agreement with parties and politicians; assessment of perceived agreement between selected politicians and their parties on a scale; image of the parties in the form of the social groups primarily represented by these parties; preferred CDU candidate for chancellor; party preference (ballot procedure for first vote and second vote); behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1972; party identification; assessment of the importance of elections (scale); political interest. 3. judgement on the economic situation: judgement on the economic situation of the FRG as well as its development; judgement on personal economic situation; economic expectations for the future; expected price development and personal income development; expected development of personal standard of living; amount of regular savings; installment purchases. 4. Miscellaneous: job satisfaction and occupational prospects; characterization of current social environment and housing conditions as well as characterization of them when a youth of 15 years; assessment of the significance of religious education in one´s parental home; membership in a trade union and intensity of participation in union activities. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; religious training in parental home; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupation; employment; occupational satisfaction; judgement on personal occupational prospects; the route to work and means of transport used; area of business of company; income; household income; number of persons contributing to household income; forms of investment; possession of durable economic goods; household size; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; residential area; regional origins; social surroundings of city of residence in childhood and youth and currently. Interviewer rating: housing situation; degree of urbanization; interest of respondent in survey topics; assessment of degree of difficulty of the interview for the respondent; length of interview; district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
No specific information
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5796
    Number of Variables: 429
The current data set is part of a panel survey extending over several years and 3 waves; see ZA Study Nos. 1134 and 1135.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1133 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1133
  • Oberndörfer, Dieter (Hrsg.): Wahlverhalten in der BRD: Studien zu ausgewählten Problemen der Wahlforschung aus Anlaß der Bundestagswahl 1976. Berlin: Duncker und Humblot 1978.
  • Eltermann, Ludolf K.: Kanzler und Oppositionsführer in der Wählergunst: Empirische Untersuchungsergebnisse zum Bild der Spitzenpolitiker in der Bevölkerung der Bundesrepublik von 1971 bis 1976. Stuttgart: Verlag Bonn Aktuell 1980. (Studien zur Politik Band 4, herausgegeben im Auftrag der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2013-06-04

Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (2013): Bundestagswahl 1976 (Panel: 1. Welle, Oktober 1973). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.