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ZA0145: Federal Study 1953

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Reigrotzki, Erich (2015): Federal Study 1953. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0145 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA0145
TitleFederal Study 1953
Current Version2.0.0, 2015-2-18,
Date of Collection07.1953 - 08.1953
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Reigrotzki, Erich - UNESCO-Institut für Sozialwissenschaft, Köln
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractLiving habits of the German population after the stress in the Second World War. Conduct in occupation and neighborhood as well as church life. Attitude to family. Political conduct. Topics: Attitude to the political system; political interest; extent to which informed politically (index); attitude to the European defense community and to the Adenauer government; voting decision in the Federal Parliament election 1949; general party preference or voting intent; attendance at party and election meetings; party membership; original occupation wish and perhaps reasons hindering; occupation of father; index of occupational mobility of generations; satisfaction with occupation and job satisfaction; interest in employment; family size; salience of family; social activities within the family; agreement and topics of conversation between the spouses; extent and regional scope of the circle of friends; preferred conversation partner; actual relations with neighbors; desired neighborhood; type and strength of ties to the municipality; regional mobility; church ties and activities; membership in clubs and club activities; actual and desired leisure activities; type of tenancy; media usage according to frequency and preferred programs. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; size of household; composition of household; housing situation; interest in politics; party preference; political discussion; social origins; state; regional origins; refugee status; military service. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; presence of other persons; residential conditions of respondent; time of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without the Saarland and without West Berlin
UniverseAge: 18-79.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage 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 CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt; Institut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach
Date of Collection
  • 07.1953 - 08.1953

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2015-2-18 English version of dataset added, administrative variables added, correction of value labels in form and content, definitions of user-missings deleted
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

NotesA split questionnaire was used (party preference versus voting intent). The survey took place just a few weeks before the Federal Parliament election 1953.
Number of Units: 3246
Number of Variables: 421
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Reigrotzki, Erich: Soziale Verflechtungen in der Bundesrepublik: Elemente der sozialen Teilnahme in Kirche, Politik, Organisationen und Freizeit. Tübingen: Mohr 1956 (Schriftenreihe des UNESCO-Instituts für Sozialwissenschaften Köln, Bd. 2)
  • Linz, Juan J.: Cleavage and Consensus in West German Politics. In: Lipset, Seymour Martin; Rokkan, Stein (Hrsg.): Party Systems and Voter Alignments: Cross National Perspectives. New York: Free Press 1967
  • Höhmann, Peter: Kirchenbindung im gesellschaftlichen Wandel: Eine empirische Untersuchung pluraler Bindungsmuster von Kirchenmitgliedern. Frankfurt: AIM Verlagshaus 2009
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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal Election Studies
    The data base consists of one-off surveys, panel surveys, and cumulated surveys. It comprises representative polls for all German federal elections since 1949.
    Further studies are listed under GLES (German Longitudinal Election Study).