State Election in Saxony 2019

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Assessment of parties and politicians. Attitude towards political issues. Topics: Most important political issues in Saxony; intention to participate in the state election; intended type of election (polling station or postal vote); party preference (first vote and second vote); security of one´s own voting decision; interest in the state election; importance of federal politics for one´s own voting decision at state level; voting behaviour in the last state election; coalition preference; opinion on participation in government by the parties CDU, Die Linke, SPD, AfD, Greens and FDP after the state election; sympathy Scale for selected parties at federal and state level (Split A); satisfaction with the performance of the state government from the CDU and SPD, with the CDU and SPD as parts of the state government, with the opposition parties Die Linke, AfD and Greens and with the performance of the federal government from the CDU/CSU and SPD (Scale, Split B); Sympathy Scale for top politicians Martin Dulig, Rico Gebhardt, Michael Kretschmer, Angela Merkel and Jörg Urban; party with the best or most votes Split A: Preference for Michael Kretschmer or Jörg Urban or for Michael Kretschmer or Rico Gebhardt as prime minister; comparison of the credibility, sympathy, expertise and closeness to the people of the two top politicians Michael Kretschmer and Rico Gebhardt (end of Split A); Split B: Preference for Michael Kretschmer or Rico Gebhardt or for Michael Kretschmer or Jörg Urban as Minister President; comparison of the credibility, sympathy, expertise and closeness to citizens of the two top politicians Michael Kretschmer and Jörg Urban (end of Split B); assessment of the own economic situation, the economic situation of the federal state in general and in comparison to the other east German states; Split A: most competent party to solve the economic problems in the federal state, for a better infrastructure in the areas of fast internet, public transport, medical care and shopping facilities as well as in the area of school and education policy (end of Split A); Split B: most competent party in the field of job creation, social justice and climate protection (end of Split B); party which, when it comes to the topic of foreigners, is most likely to make policies in Saxony in the sense of the respondent; party in Saxony which is most likely to take care of the concerns and problems of East Germans; opinion on the future viability of the federal state; most competent party to solve future problems of the federal state; assessment of the work of Minister President Michael Kretschmer; opinion on a government of CDU, SPD and Greens or on a government of CDU and AfD; opinion on a minority government in the state parliament of Saxony; rapprochement of the CDU in Saxony with the political content of the AfD; rapprochement of the CDU with the political content of the AfD rather helpful or harmful for the performance of the CDU; effects on politics in case of participation of the AfD in the state government (Split B); election of the party AfD because of political content or as a reminder for other parties; AfD voters: Voting for the AfD because of political content or as a reminder to other parties; sufficient efforts for climate protection in Germany; opinion on the coal phase-out by 2038; Saxony can cope with large numbers of refugees; Split B: Agreement on various statements: the East Germans are treated like second-class citizens; Chancellor Merkel´s policy is to blame for the strength of the AfD in Saxony; AfD is the only party to name the important problems; the Greens in Saxony stand for modern civic politics (end of Split B); opinion on the excluded formation of a state government with the AfD by the CDU (Split A); opinion on the demand that the other parties refuse to cooperate with the AfD (Split B); opinion on the spread of right-wing extremist ideas in the AfD; expected break of the grand coalition in the federal government after bad results for the CDU and the SPD in the state elections; fair share in the standard of living. Demography: sex; age (classified); education: school leaving certificate or desired school leaving certificate; completed university studies; professional activity; own job security; professional position and characteristics of current or previous activity; household size; number of persons in household aged 18 and over; trade union member in household; denomination; party affiliation; party identification; city size. Additionally coded: questionnaire number; eligibility to vote in the state election in Saxony; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-08-26 / 2019-08-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
Sampled Universe
Resident population eligible to vote
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 118
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7596 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2020-09-30