State Election in Bavaria 1974 (Preliminary Investigation)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Muenchen (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 parties, politicians and government in Bavaria. Topics: Familiarity of the prime minister and his party affiliation; attitude to the current Prime Minister Goppel; familiarity and evaluation of state and federal politicians; satisfaction with the Bavarian state government and opposition in the state parliament; most important political problems and most important tasks of the state government; evaluation of task fulfillment by the government up to now; issue ability of the government and parties; desired stand of the state government regarding the Federal Government; attitude to a greater independence for Bavaria; judgement on the resignation of Barzel as chairman of the CDU/CSU Federal Parliament faction and the influence of the CSU or Strauss on the CDU; knowledge about the so-called ´radio argument´; judgement on school reform; political interest and sources of political information; political conversations in one´s family and with friends; assumed openness of colleagues and friends with political conversations; party preference of family and friends and strength of one´s own party ties; certainty of one´s voting decision; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; sympathy scale for politicians and parties; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election and Federal Parliament election; constancy of voting decisions since 1949; sympathy changes for a party since the last Federal Parliament election; party one cannot vote for; attitude to openly standing up for a party in the election campaign and to voter initiatives; knowledge about the political objective of the Jusos {Young Socialists} and expected influence of the Jusos on the SPD; assessment of personal possibilities of political effect and assessment of the influence of special interest groups on politics; attitude to communism, nationalism as well as dogmatism (scale); self-assessment of social class affiliation; judgement on the economic situation and further development of the FRG; assessment of personal economic situation; type of city; interest in a change of place of residence and local residency; commuter. Demography: self-assessment of social social class; membership in a union or party; regional origins and ties with associations for Germans from former eastern areas; religiousness; age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; party membership; city size; refugee status. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-05 / 1973-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
German citizens 17 years old and older.
Probability: Multistage; Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified 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: 2000
    Number of Variables: 333
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0871 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0871

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 98 | Registration Date: 2012-03-13