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ZA0702: State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1970 (Preliminary Investigation)

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Citation Citation Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim (2012): State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1970(Preliminary Investigation). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0702 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA0702
TitleState Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1970 (Preliminary Investigation)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection04.1970 - 05.1970
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim


AbstractPolitical attitudes, party ties as well as judgements on parties and politicians. Topics: Political interest and self-assessment of political extent to which informed; sources of information used about politics and judgement on their credibility; media usage; preference for political television broadcasts; satisfaction with democracy in the FRG; scale of importance of political problems; issue ability of the parties; sympathy for certain politicians; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, FDP and NPD; satisfaction with state government and sympathy gains or losses of the parties since the Federal Parliament election 1969; parties voted for since 1949 and behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1969 (first vote and second vote); party preference and party ties; party inclination of family and friends and political conversations with friends and acquaintances; certainty of personal election decision; interest in the election result and assumed significance of the state parliament election for the Federal Republic; preferred prime minister and federal chancellor; attitude to the election campaign, the Germany question and protest of young people; importance of areas of life; judgement on the economic situation of the FRG and one´s own economic situation in comparison over time; self-assessment of social class; membership in clubs and organizations and assessment of party inclination of organizations; interest and ties to trade unions; party preference and party ties of parents; judgement on political interest of parents in the time of Hitler; general contentment with life; religiousness and assessment of distribution of religious affiliation in the residential area; local residency and satisfaction with housing; type of housing; type of city. Scales: dogmatism, democracy, nationalism and sexual morals. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; social origins; refugee status. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; general political extent to which informed of respondent; political interest of respondent; number of contact attempts; length of interview; weekday 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
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
UniverseNo specific information
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 CollectorINFRATEST, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 04.1970 - 05.1970

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

Number of Units: 2219
Number of Variables: 449
Data Type: Einfachlochung
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