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ZA1398: Kiel Election Study 1980

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Kaltefleiter, Werner (1985): Kiel Election Study 1980. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1398 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1398
TitleKiel Election Study 1980
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1985)
Date of Collection09.1980 - 09.1980
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Kaltefleiter, Werner - Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel


AbstractPolitical attitudes and judgement on parties as well as politicians. Topics: Political interest; most important political tasks in the Federal Republic and issue ability of the parties as well as politicians; judgement on the current economic situation and assessment of further economic development of the Federal Republic; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure); conduct at the last Federal Parliament election 1976; change in party voted for; certainty of one´s voting decision; reasons for one´s own voting decision; voting intent; reasons for non-participation in the election; most important aspect for election result; importance of election result for further development of the Federal Republic; assigning occupational groups to the party for which they make a particular effort; self-classification as well as classification of parties and politicians on a left-right continuum; judgement on the capability as well as sympathy scale for parties and top politicians; party inclination and party identification; reasons and time of change of party inclination; most important political event; knowledge and judgement on the existence of the Green Lists; knowledge about internal party conflict among the Greens; basic readiness to vote for the Greens; attitude to nuclear power plants; judgement on the conduct of politicians in the election campaign; sources of information about politicians and parties; most important politicians; preference for chancellor. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; is there a works council in the company; income; household income; source of income; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; self-assessment of social class; memberships; union membership; personal membership in the works council; earlier and current offices; church office; number of persons in household with their own income; possession of a telephone; number of eligible voters in household; city size. Interviewer rating: length of interview and date 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
  • Germany (DE)
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
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 09.1980 - 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
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe investigations archived under ZA Study Nos. 1391 to 1396 and 1399 were also conducted in the framework of the same project and with comparable question formulations
Number of Units: 1524
Number of Variables: 179
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, OSIRIS


  • Kaltefleiter, Werner: Über die Polarisierung der Politik: Die Bundestagswahl vom 5. Oktober 1980. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte B 18/81 vom 2. Mai 1981, S. 3-13.
Relevant full texts
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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).
  • Kieler Wahlstudien
    ´Kieler Wahlstudien´ are surveys that were conducted between 1976 and 1990 in conjunction with federal elections.