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ZA0562: State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1966 (Preliminary Investigation, June 1966)

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Citation Citation Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim (2012): State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1966(Preliminary Investigation, June 1966). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0562 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA0562
TitleState Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1966 (Preliminary Investigation, June 1966)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection06.1966 - 07.1966
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim


AbstractPolitical attitudes and judgement on the parties before the state parliament election. Topics: Political knowledge; political interest and self-assessment of political extent to which informed; importance of political controversies; issue ability of the parties; image profile of the three major parties; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, FDP, NPD and for various federal politicians; attitude to the election campaign; assessment of the federal political significance of the state parliament election in North Rhine-Westphalia; preferred prime minister; intent to participate in the election; certainty and time of personal election decision; behavior at the polls in the state parliament election 1962 and the Federal Parliament election 1962; reasons for possible change in party voted for; party one cannot vote for; assumed changes with a change of government in North Rhine-Westphalia and desired composition of the government; familiarity of the constituency candidate for the state parliament election; desired changes of political influence of special interest groups and associations in the Federal Republic; attitude to the election campaign; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; company size and distance to place of work; membership in clubs and organizations; ties to the trade union; party orientation of the organization; judgement on the economic situation; daily newspapers and magazines read; particularly interesting magazine contents; personal opinion leadership in various areas. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; type of company; composition of household; head of household; social class; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
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)
UniverseEligible voters 21 years old and older.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
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
  • 06.1966 - 07.1966

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

NotesThe study is part of a trend survey; on this see also ZA Study No. 0561.
Number of Units: 1564
Number of Variables: 272
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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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