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ZA1455: Spring Study 1983

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1985): Spring Study 1983. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1455 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1455
TitleSpring Study 1983
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1985)
Date of Collection10.01.1983 - 29.01.1983
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and economic development of personal household; political interest; general contentment with life; general judgement on conditions and prospects for the future in the Federal Republic; most important political tasks; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); preferred government coalition after the election; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and personal change in party voted for since 1949; satisfaction with the government coalition and opposition; judgement on the coalition change of the FDP 1980; political effects of the change of government; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; self-classification on a left-right continuum; judgement on freedom and development possibilities in the Federal Republic; general agreement of one´s own opinions with the top politicians and parties; postmaterialism index; sympathy scale for the parties; judgement on the political effects of the change of government (scale); employer-friendly policies of the government; interest in the FDP and the Greens taking seats in the next Federal Parliament; assumed governing party after the next Federal Parliament election; characterization of the parties; characteristics of a desirable society (scale); issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; general judgement on the job of politicians and parties; party inclination and party identification; memory of measures and laws passed by the new government; judgement on the change to the rent law and expected effects on one´s own rent; religiousness; party preference of spouse; union membership; solidarity with trade unions; fear of unemployment or short time work in one´s family; self-assessment of social class; assessment of the vote ratio in one´s residential area. Interviewer rating: size of place of residence; 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).
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 CollectorContest-Census, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 10.01.1983 - 29.01.1983

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

NotesFurther Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 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: 2083
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Veen, Hans-Joachim; Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth (Hrsg.): Wählerverhalten im Wandel: Bestimmungsgründe und politisch-kulturelle Trends am Beispiel der Bundestagswahl 1987. Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 1991. (Studien zur Politik, Band 16)
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