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ZA1508: Autumn Study 1979

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1986): Autumn Study 1979. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1508 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1508
TitleAutumn Study 1979
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1986)
Date of Collection09.1979 - 10.1979
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians at federal as well as state level. Topics: besides questions uniform at the federal level the questionnaire also contains questions only posed in North Rhine-Westphalia: 1. Federal part: assessment of economic situation in the Federal Republic and economic development of personal household; political interest; most important political events in the last year and judgement on them by respondent; election participation and behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; general agreement of one´s own political opinion with top politicians and parties; changes in agreement in recent time; party preference (ballot procedure); significance of candidate for chancellor for one´s own voting decision; demands of a good chancellor and a party one can vote for; most important political tasks in the Federal Republic and issue competence of the parties; satisfaction with the job of the government coalition and opposition; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; attitude to a tax party and an environmental protection party; judgement on the chances of the Green List in the Federal Parliament elections; personal readiness to vote for such parties; attitude to a nation-wide extension of the CSU; party inclination; assumed position of parties and top politicians in the area of nuclear energy questions and personal position on this issue; judgement on the leadership discussion within the CDU/CSU; assessment of the tax reduction as an election gift; preference for tax reductions before or after the Federal Parliament election; attitude to elimination of the motor vehicle tax and increase in the petroleum tax; judgement on current and future security of peace; judgement on the contribution to securing of peace provided by conferences on disarmament and security; assessment of the seriousness of the concessions of the East Bloc as well as of the NATO nations in disarmament negotiations; most important political tasks in the state and issue competence of the parties; party preference for the state parliament election (Sunday question). Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; earlier and current employment; household income; size of household; characteristics of head of household; self-assessment of social class; reasons for assessment of social class; union membership; position in household; number of persons in household 18 years old and older; number of persons in household contributing to household income. Interviewer rating: length of interview; date of interview; description of place of residence. 2. State part: In North Rhine-Westphalia the following additional questions were posed: general agreement of one´s own political opinions with top politicians and parties in North Rhine-Westphalia; voting intent in the next state parliament election; federal or state reasons for voting decision; information conduct in the election campaign and attendance at election campaign events; judgement on the election campaign and advertising means used in it; most important political problems at state and federal level.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy
  • 17.5 Economic policy


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 a supplemental sample was drawn by over-representation in North Rhine-Westphalia
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 CollectorCensus, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 09.1979 - 10.1979

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 sample in North Rhine-Westphalia contains about 400 cases. Further Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 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: 2367
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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