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ZA2324: Election Study 1949

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach (2015): Election Study 1949. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2324 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2324
TitleElection Study 1949
Current Version2.0.0, 2015-8-3,
Date of Collection02.1949 - 03.1949
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractJudgement on current economic and political questions. Media usage. Topics: judgement on current price level and its development since currency reform; preference for an allotment of products according to a prescribed price or preference for unrestricted sale at higher prices; attitude to an organization of citizens of the world; interest in joining such an organization; willingness to give up German citizenship in favor of the movement of citizens of the world; knowledge about the strongest party in the state parliament; expectations of the job of the state parliament; attitude to civil service for life; concern about possible unemployment; support by the respondent for other persons; positive or negative image of mankind; interest in the new constitution; party affiliation of preferred candidate for president; preference for a strong position for the office of the president; attitude to formation of a West German federal nation; reading of magazines and picture magazines; listening to the radio; listening to the NWDR as well as foreign broadcasts; type and language of broadcasts listened to; following the German broadcast service of the BBC. Beer consumption; preference for light or dark as well as bitter or sweet as well as for light or strong types of beer; increase in individual beer consumption due to improved beer quality; preferred beverage; form of savings; memory of hits from the pre-war period. Refugee status; city size; zone; party preference. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 7.2 Nutrition
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • (), the three western zones without Berlin
UniverseThe German population 18 years old and older
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Statistically representative survey (quota sample)
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 CollectorInstitut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach
Date of Collection
  • 02.1949 - 03.1949

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2015-8-3 English version of dataset added, administrative variables added, correction of value labels in form and content, definitions of user-missings deleted
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesAt the Institut fuer Demoskopie in Allensbach the dataset has archive no. 17.
Number of Units: 1000
Number of Variables: 61
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


Relevant full texts
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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal Election Studies
    The data base consists of one-off surveys, panel surveys, and cumulated surveys. It comprises representative polls for all German federal elections since 1949.
    Further studies are listed under GLES (German Longitudinal Election Study).