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ZA1811: Autumn Study 1986

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (2015): Autumn Study 1986. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1811 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1811
TitleAutumn Study 1986
Current Version2.0.0, 2015-5-13,
Date of Collection09.1986 - 10.1986
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians; political attitudes. Topics: confidence in the future; judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and evaluation of further developments in a year; evaluation of the development of unemployment in the Federal Republic; interest in politics; goals in life and basic position on life; most important social goals (scale); most important political problems and ability of the parties to solve them; party inclination; party allegiance and reasons for identification with a party (scale); judgement of party´s work and attitude to the parties in general; attitude to research and technology as well as acceptance of technology (scale); understanding of democracy (scale); personal swing voting; behavior in the last Federal Parliament election in 1983; party preference (ballot system, first and second vote); issue-relevance; issue-competence of the parties; attitude to NATO; judgement on the performance of the Federal Government; attitude to nuclear energy; preferred social system; national pride; satisfaction with democracy; self-assessment and classification of the parties in the Federal Parliament on a left-right continuum; significance of selected moral concepts and their realization in the Federal Republic (scale); attitude to the entry into the Federal Parliament by the Greens; sympathy-scale for the federal parties; characterization of individual federal parties and judgement on their public image (scale); assessment of the connection between coal-fired power plants and forest death; sense of duty and achievement orientation (scale); personal opinion leadership and political commitment; importance of areas of life: family, profession and leisure; attitude to family, partnership and children (scale); housing status; importance of leisure and profession; work orientation (scale); most important criteria for an ideal occupation; conflicts felt between profession and family; readiness to move; leisure needs and the most important leisure activities; consumption orientation and shopping habits; mobility within generations; significance of religion in the parental home; attitude to religion; religiousness; ties to church; main interest for municipal, state or federal politics; most important tasks for municipal politics (scale); occupation in civil service; membership in a club, a citizens initiative, a party or an occupational organization as well as offices held; self-assessment of social class and classification of parents´ social class; union membership; union office; solidarity with trade unions; possession of telephone. In Hesse the following questions were additionally asked: sympathy scale for the state parties; behavior in the last state election; party preference at the state level; assessment of the chances for the FDP and the Greens in the next state election; attitude to the entry of the FDP and the Greens into the state parliament; attitude to a coalition between the SPD and the Greens. Interviewer rating: presence of other people during the interview and their relationship to the respondent; intervention in the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate and reliability of answers. Additionally encoded were: duration of interview; date of interview; sex of interviewer.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons 18 years old and older
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 interview with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorBASIS RESEARCH, Frankfurt am Main
Date of Collection
  • 09.1986 - 10.1986

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2015-5-13 data prepared
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesFor the state of Hesse there was an additional sample taken such that a representative statement for this state is possible (1091 respondents) Further Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1954 and 1956. The Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 1455, 1501-1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955.
Number of Units: 3800
Number of Variables: 458
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • 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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