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ZA0871: State Election in Bavaria 1974 (Preliminary Investigation)

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Citation Citation Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim (2012): State Election in Bavaria 1974 (Preliminary Investigation). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0871 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA0871
TitleState Election in Bavaria 1974 (Preliminary Investigation)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection05.1973 - 07.1973
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim


AbstractPolitical 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.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
UniverseGerman citizens 17 years old and older.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorINFRATEST, Muenchen
Date of Collection
  • 05.1973 - 07.1973

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2012-2-27 Data release as of February 2012
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 2000
Number of Variables: 333
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal State Election studies
    The available studies on the German ferderal state elections go back as far as 1962. These studies were conducted for the most part as representative surveys in the run-up to elections of the Landtage, the Bremer Bürgerschaft or the Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus. German Federal State Election studies which were surveyed within the framework of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) are not contained in this group.
  • State Elections in Bavaria