State Election in Bavaria 1966 (Preliminary Investigation)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Kaase, Max (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes as well as judgement on state government, parties and politicians in Bavaria. Topics: Judgement on one´s own economic situation and the economic situation of the Federal Republic (Katona questions); judgement on the achievements of the Bavarian State Government (scale); sympathy scale for the SPD, CSU and FDP as well as for leading politicians such as e.g. Erhard, Brandt, Wehner, Goppel, Strauss, Hoecherl, Vogel; issue ability of the parties; image of the Bavarian Prime Minister Goppel and the SPD, CSU, FDP and NPD (scales); semantic differential for the FDP; image of individual local politicians; political interest and political knowledge; knowledge about the time of the next state parliament election in Bavaria; intent to participate in the election; certainty of one´s voting decision; point in time and reason for one´s voting decision; personal party ties; voting decision in the state parliament election 1962 and the Federal Parliament election 1965; reason for a change of party preference; comparison of the importance of state parliament elections and Federal Parliament elections (scale); expected influence of Bavaria on federal politics; party preference, relative to the Federal Parliament election; assumed changes in Bavaria in case of a change of government; membership in a club and political orientation of this club; local residency; possession of television set; religiousness. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; income; head of household; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Age: 21 and older.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
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: 1154
    Number of Variables: 244
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0472 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0472

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 99 | Registration Date: 2012-03-12