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ZA0839: Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 1st Wave, April - May 1971)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1971): Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 1st Wave, April - May 1971). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0839 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0839
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 1st Wave, April - May 1971)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1971)
Date of Collection04.1971 - 05.1971
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political participation and political attitudes. Topics: rejected and preferred federal chancellor; sympathy scale for Barzel, Brandt, Scheel, Strauss and the parties SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP, NPD as well as the DKP; party preference (rank order procedure and ballot procedure); party identification; party inclination of family and friends and of one´s own opinion leaders; satisfaction with the government and opposition (scale); most important tasks of the opposition; judgement on the effectiveness of various types of political participation on a scale; attitude to voting and to democracy (scales); assessment of the importance of controversies on domestic and foreign policy, economic policy and education policy; most important tasks of the Federal Republic; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; membership in a trade union, a farming organization or party; religiousness, judgement on the economic development and one´s own economic situation; assessment of personal threat. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; self-assessment of social class; city size; state; refugee status; membership. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in survey topic; social class of respondent; length of interview; date 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
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniverseNo specific information
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
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 04.1971 - 05.1971

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe current data set is part of a four-wave panel survey; see ZA Study Nos. 0840 to 0842. There is an additional panel data set with 6438 cases and 16 punch cards per respondent. 1569 persons were interviewed in all 4 waves.
Number of Units: 6438
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Oberndörfer, Dieter (Hrsg.): Wählerverhalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Studie zu ausgewählten Problemen der Wahlforschung. Aus Anlaß der Bundestagswahl 1976. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1978.
  • Garding, Hartmut: Rationalität oder Rationalisierung: Möglichkeiten und Wege der Issueanalyse. Köln, Universität, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Diss., 1978.
  • Eltermann, Ludolf K.: Kanzler und Oppositionsführer in der Wählergunst: Empirische Untersuchungsergebnisse zum Bild der Spitzenpolitiker in der Bevölkerung der Bundesrepublik von 1971 bis 1976. Stuttgart: Verlag Bonn Aktuell 1980. (Studien zur Politik Band 4, herausgegeben im Auftrag der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)
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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).
  • Studies Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung