Political Resonance 1996

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Gabriel, Oscar W. (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Stuttgart)
  • Kaase, Max (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
  • Kommission für sozialen und politischen Wandel in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KSPW)
Publication Date
  • GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to the political system. Topics: Moral orientation and important things in life (scale); participation at the last Federal Parliament election; behavior at the polls (second vote); interest in politics; sympathy scale for the parties; postmaterialism; satisfaction with social security, democracy and the market economy in the Federal Republic; potential and actual political participation; contacts with authorities; judgement on conduct of workers in government offices; trust in political institutions, public facilities, organizations, associations and media; conventional political participation (scale); frequency of reading newspaper and use of news broadcasts on television; self-classification on a left-right continuum; attitude to democracy as conception of a state and socialism as idea; attitude regarding democratic elements of society such as e.g. freedom of speech, the right to strike, opposition and conflict solution; fair share of national product; political effectiveness (political efficacy); attitude regarding life and society (scale); memberships in trade union, occupation organization, employer association or clubs; judgement on general and personal economic situation; judgement on unity as personal gain; estimate of time of equalization of incomes in East and West; employment in civil service; living together with a partner; religiousness; party preference (Sunday question); most important criteria in party preference; strength and length of party inclination; possession of a telephone. In the eastern part the following additional question was posed: preference for a West party before the turning point. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview and their intervention in the course of the survey; willingness of respondent to cooperate; reliability of respondent; length of interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-05 / 1996-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons of German nationality 18 years old and older with residence in the FRG (separate samples for East and West)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2099
    Number of Variables: 200
The study was part of the social science omnibus 2/96 which was processed at ZUMA. See also the study largely identical in content archived under ZA Study No. 2820.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2965 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22