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ZA1450: Spring Study 1980

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1985): Spring Study 1980. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1450 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1450
TitleSpring Study 1980
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1985)
Date of Collection01.1980 - 02.1980
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: 1. Judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and assessment of economic development of personal household; political interest; most important political events in the last year; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; agreement of one´s own political opinion with the parties and selected top politicians; party preference (ballot procedure) and Sunday question regarding the state parliament; certainty of one´s voting decision; party affiliation or personality as primary criteria for the preference for federal chancellor; most important characteristics of a good chancellor and a preferred party; attitudes to government, politicians and political participation (scale); issue relevance; issue ability of the parties and the candidates for chancellor Schmidt and Strauss; satisfaction with the job of the government coalition and opposition; characteristics of a desirable society and degree of realization of this social system in the Federal Republic; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; attitude to the Greens and assessment of their chances to take seats in Federal Parliament; party inclination and party identification for a first and second party preference; underprivileged groups in society and social institutions that should be the first to make an effort for these groups; attitude to more social security and assumed positions of the parties; attitude to securing energy needs through nuclear energy and assumed positions of the parties and candidates for chancellor; judgement on the energy crisis (scale); judgement on securing of peace in the Federal Republic; assessment of the contribution of treaties as well as negotiations to the securing of peace; assumed sincerity in disarmament discussions on the part of the East Bloc as well as the NATO; judgement on the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet military forces (scale); attitude to privatization of radio and television broadcasts; date of birth; religiousness; self-assessment of social class. 2. The following additional questions were posed in Schleswig-Holstein: satisfaction with the job of the state government and state opposition; judgement on future development of the Greens as state party; trust in political state institutions; satisfaction with state school policies; comparison of the school system with that in other states; attitude to the planned reform of programming at the North German Radio (NDR); most important political tasks in the municipality and for the state. 3. The following additional questions were posed in Lower Saxony: satisfaction with the state government and state opposition; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; judgement on the future development of the Greens in Lower Saxony; satisfaction with party politicians at municipal, state and federal level; satisfaction with program structuring of the NDR; tasks in the municipality; satisfaction with the 2 party system in state parliament; desired additional parties in state parliament; attitude to free provision of schoolbooks and general attitude to free provision of schoolbooks and equipment; assumed attitude of top politicians of the CDU as well as CSU to the problem of relieving the parents of school-age children from these costs. 4. The following additional questions were posed in North Rhine-Westphalia: agreement of personal political position with leading politicians and state parties; satisfaction with the state government and state opposition; judgement on future development of the Greens in North Rhine-Westphalia; assignment of responsibility for the high unemployment figures in the state; federal or municipal political points of view as primary criteria in personal decision for the state parliament election; judgement on advertising effectiveness of selected forms of election campaigning; preferred sources of information before the election; most important political tasks at municipal and state level; judgement on advertising slogans and assignment of these slogans to the parties. Interviewer rating: city size; date of interview; 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
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons with German citizenship 18 years old or older and living in private households in the Federal Republic without West Berlin.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample). Besides the representative sample for the rest of the Federal Republic in the states Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein supplemental samples were drawn by over-representation.
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 CollectorEMNID, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 01.1980 - 02.1980

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)
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Further Remarks

NotesThe supplemental samples in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein contain 750 cases each, in North Rhine-Westphalia 450 cases. Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1453, 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956.
Number of Units: 4071
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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