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ZA1467: State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1985 (April 1985)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2012): State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1985 (April 1985). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1467 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1467
TitleState Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1985 (April 1985)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection04.1985 - 04.1985
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


AbstractJudgements 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 procedure and rank order procedure) for state or Federal Parliament election; certainty of voting decision and behavior at the polls in the last state or Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties at the state level; satisfaction with the state government or opposition; satisfaction with top candidates of one´s preferred party; sympathy scale for leading state politicians; assumed probability and attitude to the FDP or the Greens taking seats in the state parliament; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government coalition and prime minister; issue relevance and issue ability of parties and possible coalitions; judgement on economic situation in North Rhine-Westphalia in comparison to the rest of the Federal Republic; 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 of the state parliament election; 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
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
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
  • 04.1985

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

NotesSee also the subsequent investigation in May 1985 archived under ZA Study No. 1468.
Number of Units: 1044
Number of Variables: 139
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): 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