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ZA0062: Cologne Election Study (State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1962, Preliminary Investigation)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf; Baumert, Gerhard (2012): Cologne Election Study (State Election in NorthRhine-Westphalia 1962, Preliminary Investigation). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0062 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA0062
TitleCologne Election Study (State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1962, Preliminary Investigation)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection06.1962 - 07.1962
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. - Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf - Forschungsinstitut für Politische Wissenschaft und Europäische Fragen, Universität zu Köln
  • Baumert, Gerhard - DIVO, Frankfurt


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians on the state parliament election in North Rhine-Westphalia. Topics: Political extent to which informed; judgement on the sincerity of conversation partners in political discussions; sources of political information and media usage; importance of elections and political work at the various political levels; attitude to federal national government; preferred authority distribution between federal government and state; preferred federal chancellor and desired coalition after the state parliament election; satisfaction with state government; most important political problems at state level; image of the parties as well as sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, FDP and selected politicians; knowledge about the constituency delegate; certainty and time of personal voting decision; reason for one´s own election participation and party preference; party preference of family and friends; party one cannot vote for; expected changes with an SPD victory; assessment of the significance of the election campaign; attitude to intervention of special interest groups in election campaign events; attention to the election campaign; distance from workplace and means of transport used; judgement on the economic situation (Katona questions); memberships; religiousness. Demography: possession of durable economic goods; head of household; marital status; occupation; age (classified); size of household; regional origins; refugee status; personally a prisoner of war; household income (classified); school training and vocational training; military service; social origins; religious denomination; sex. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; city size; type of building and condition of residence; length of interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts.
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
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
UniverseAge: 21-79
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage random 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 CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 06.1962 - 07.1962

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2012-2-27 Data release as of February 2012
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

NotesFor this representative survey for North Rhine-Westphalia a panel survey was conducted in parallel in two selected cities (see among others ZA Study No. 0061).
Number of Units: 1890
Number of Variables: 1133
Data Type: multiple-punch
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal State Election studies
    The available studies on the German ferderal state elections go back as far as 1962. These studies were conducted for the most part as representative surveys in the run-up to elections of the Landtage, the Bremer Bürgerschaft or the Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus. German Federal State Election studies which were surveyed within the framework of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) are not contained in this group.
  • State Elections in North Rhine-Westphalia