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ZA1466: State Election in the Saarland 1985

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2012): State Election in the Saarland 1985. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1466 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1466
TitleState Election in the Saarland 1985
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection03.1985 - 03.1985
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Berger, Manfred - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Roth, Dieter - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Schulte, Wolfgang - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Topics: intent to participate in the election for state or Federal Parliament; change in party voted for; party preference (Sunday question, ballot as well as rank order procedure) for state or Federal Parliament election; certainty of voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state or Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties at the state level; satisfaction with the government coalition or opposition; satisfaction with top candidates of one´s preferred party; sympathy scale for leading state politicians; assumed probability as well as attitude to the FDP or the Greens taking seats in state parliament; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government coalition and preferred prime minister; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties and possible coalitions regarding selected political problems; assessment of economic situation in the Saarland; ability of state or Federal Government or parties to improve the economic situation of the state; preferred conduct of the SPD or the Greens in view of a government coalition; judgement on election campaign activities of party supporters; assumed election winner; personal unemployment or unemployed in household. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; social origins; union membership. Interviewer rating: city reference number; place of work; 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
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
UniversePersons eligible to vote in the state parliament election
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 CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 03.1985

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: 1026
Number of Variables: 139
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl im Saarland: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl am 10. März 1985. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1985. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 49)
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


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 Saarland