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ZA1517: On the Political Situation in Hesse in April 1986

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Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1986): On the Political Situation in Hesse in April 1986. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1517 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1517
TitleOn the Political Situation in Hesse in April 1986
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1986)
Date of Collection04.1986 - 04.1986
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Berger, Manfred - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Roth, Dieter - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Schulte, Wolfgang - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians before the state parliament election in Hesse. Topics: political interest; intent to participate in the state and Federal Parliament election; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure) at state and federal level; certainty of one´s voting decision; party one can still vote for; behavior at the polls in the last state and Federal Parliament election; parties one cannot vote for; knowledge about the parties represented in the state parliament and the governing parties; sympathy scale for the parties at state and federal level; satisfaction with state government, the governing parties as well as opposition; sympathy scale for federal and state politicians; agreement of personal interests with those of the parties; preferred government coalition and preferred prime minister; self-classification as well as classification of the parties on a left-right continuum; judgement on the general economic situation in Hesse and comparison with the economic situation in the rest of the Federal Republic; assumed economic development of Hesse; ability of the state or Federal Government to improve the economic situation of the state; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties and possible coalitions; attitude to the comprehensive school; school-age children in household; judgement on support of the Rhine-Main area or the other areas by state government; ability of the state government to influence economic development of parts of the state; attitude to the coalition government of the SPD with the Greens in Hesse as well as to a possible SPD-Greens coalition at the federal level; assessment of the stability of the SPD-Greens coalition; preferred coalition behavior of the FDP; attitude to an SPD-Greens coalition after the next state parliament election; attitude to selected social demands and concepts of an ideal society (scale); assumed election winner and preferred federal chancellor in the next Federal Parliament election; attitude to the coalition change of the FDP in the fall of 1982; self-classification of social mobility. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; respondent is head of household; size of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; union membership; number of persons in household 18 years old and older; comparison of personal occupational position or that of husband or that of one´s own father; characterization of residential surroundings according to occupational groups. Interviewer rating: city code; place 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
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
UniversePersons eligible to vote in the state parliament election
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 04.1986

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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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Number of Units: 1538
Number of Variables: 136
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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