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ZA1324: Federal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 2nd Wave 1979)

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  • ZA1324.dat (Dataset) 1 MByte


  • ZA1324_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 4 MBytes


  • ZA1324_cod.pdf (Codebook) 154 KBytes

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  • ZA1324_cp.pdf (Codeplan) 2 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1984): Federal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 2nd Wave 1979). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1324 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1324
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 2nd Wave 1979)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1984)
Date of Collection09.1979 - 10.1979
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn


AbstractPolitical attitudes and judgement on parties as well as politicians. The contents of the three surveys (ZA Study Nos. 1323 - 1325) are each divided in two, in a block of questions identical at all survey times and a further block specific to the respective wave. Topics: 1. The first set of topics encompasses the part common to all three surveys, as described under ZA Study No. 1323. 2. Beyond the common part the following questions were posed in this wave: reasons for particular attraction by or rejection of parties (scales); attitude to separation of CDU and CSU as well as to a nation-wide expansion of the CSU; judgement on the usefulness of the newly founded ´Citizen Party´ and of the ´Green List´; judgement on the chances of the two parties to obtain seats in the Federal Parliament; personal intent to vote for these parties; judgement on the effort of the government for greater populism; expected opportunities for the parties to influence the government´s populism; the party making the greatest effort for populism; personal opinion allegiance and frequency of seeking advice; party preference of the opinion leader; personal intent to participate in the election and party preference at the state level (Sunday question); classification of selected parties and politicians on a left-right continuum as well as self-assessment on this scale. Miscellaneous: presence at home on the last three evenings; weekday of interview. Demography: age; sex; marital status; employment; number of recipients of income; household composition; household size; position in household; characteristics of spouse; self-assessment of social class; degree of urbanization; distance between workplace and residence; Interviewer rating: length of interview; date.
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
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseThe population eligible to vote and 18 years old or older.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorINFRATEST, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 09.1979 - 10.1979

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe current data set is the second wave of a three-wave panel survey. The first and third waves are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1323 and 1325. The complete panel investigation is also available as an integrated data set.
Number of Units: 3963
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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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).
  • Studies Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung