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ZA1505: Autumn Study 1977

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1986): Autumn Study 1977. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1505 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1505
TitleAutumn Study 1977
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1986)
Date of Collection09.1977 - 11.1977
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Topics: besides questions uniform at the federal level the questionnaire also contains questions only posed in individual states: 1. Federal part: judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and assessment of economic development of personal household; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; political interest; most important political events in the last year and judgement on them by the respondent; attitude to state, politicians and political participation (scale); party preference (ballot procedure); classification of parties and politicians as well as self-classification on a left-right continuum; most important political tasks in the Federal Republic and issue competence of the parties; satisfaction with the job of the government coalition and opposition; most important characteristics of a desirable society and degree of realization in the Federal Republic; party inclination; issue position of the candidates for chancellor as well as of the parties; assessment of personal importance of these issues; personal election participation at the last Federal Parliament election; general agreement of one´s own political opinions with the top politicians of the parties as well as the parties themselves (scale); assessment of the fairness of the courts in the Federal Republic; effort of the parties for selected social groups; underprivileged groups; institutions that should be first to make an effort for these underprivileged; importance of issues and issue positions of the parties; attitude to tax party; attitude to nuclear power plants in general and to construction of further nuclear power plants; assumed position of the SPD, CDU/CSU and the FDP on construction of further nuclear power plants (scale); assessment of the influence of personalities, associations and groupings on SPD as well as CDU; attitude to guest workers and making jobs available for German workers; perceived possibility to combat crimes of violence and terrorism. Demography: date of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; current and earlier employment; net household income; number of persons contributing to household income; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; number of persons eligible to vote in household; number of children and young people in household; residential status; number of floors and number of residences in building; party inclination of spouse; self-assessment of social class; estimated improvement in personal situation; local residency; city size; state; regional origins; moving frequency; union membership; possession of a telephone. 2. State part: in the 4 states with supplemental sample and in Hamburg the following questions were posed as well: sympathy scale for the regional parties and top politicians; party preference at state level; most important tasks in the state and issue competence of state parties; satisfaction with state government and opposition; significance of party membership for occupational advancement in the state. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in interview; number of contact attempts; 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
UniversePersons with German citizenship, 18 years old or older and living in private households
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 Supplemental samples were drawn by over-representation in the states Lower Saxony, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg.
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 CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 09.1977 - 11.1977

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

NotesLargely comparable question formulations can be found in the study archived under ZA Study No. 1504. The supplemental samples in Lower Saxony contain about 750 cases, in Hesse about 800 cases, in North Rhine-Westphalia about 400 cases and in Baden-Wuerttemberg about 700 cases. Further Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956. The Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955.
Number of Units: 5353
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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