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ZA1325: Federal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 3rd Wave 1980)

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  • ZA1325.dat (Dataset) 852 KBytes


  • ZA1325_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 7 MBytes


  • ZA1325_cod.pdf (Codebook) 174 KBytes

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  • ZA1325_cp.pdf (Codeplan) 4 MBytes
  • ZA1325_mb.pdf (Method Report) 111 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1984): Federal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 3rd Wave 1980). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1325 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1325
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 3rd Wave 1980)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1984)
Date of Collection08.1980 - 09.1980
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 devided 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); the significance of the federal chancellor or the party for one´s own voting decision; reasons for party choice; assessment of the effectiveness of personal political influence; judgement on support for their representative by the voters; personal political participation (scale); judgement on the usefulness of an environmental protection party and assumptions about the Greens´ taking seats in the Federal Parliament after the election in 1980; prognosis of vote gains or losses by the parties in the Federal Parliament election; the significance of the election campaign for one´s own voting decision; materialist or postmaterialist attitude; reliable sources in the media and in conversations for forming a political opinion; social origins; religiousness of parents as well as their interest in politics and their party preference; behavior at the polls in the first election; always voting for the same party or change in party voted for; possession of durable consumer goods; conclusion of a building loan contract since the beginning of the year. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religiousness in parental home; employment; characteristics of spouse; household size; household composition; position in household; interest in politics; personal change in party voted for; characteristics of father. Interviewer rating: length of interview; weekday 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, Muenchen
Date of Collection
  • 08.1980 - 09.1980

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
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Further Remarks

NotesThe current data set is the third wave of three-wave panel survey. The first and second waves are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1323 and 1324. The complete panel investigation is also available as an integrated data set. A split questionnaire was used. The question of party preference (Sunday question) was determined in the ballot procedure in which three different types of ballot were used. The position of the three parties CDU/CSU and SPD varied in first position on the ballot.
Number of Units: 2660
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: single-punch
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