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ZA1468: State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1985 (May 1985)

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Landtagswahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen 1985 (Mai 1985)
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2015): State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1985 (May 1985). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1468 Data file Version 2.1.0,
Study No.ZA1468
TitleState Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1985 (May 1985)
Current Version2.1.0, 2015-11-24,
Date of Collection05.1985 - 05.1985
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 state parliament or Federal Parliament election; change in party voted for; party preference (Sunday question, ballot procedure and rank order procedure) at state parliament or Federal Parliament election; certainty of voting decision and behavior at the polls in the last state parliament or Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for parties at state level; satisfaction with 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 the parties and possible coalitions; judgement on the economic situation in North Rhine-Westphalia in comparison to the rest of the Federal Republic; ability of the state or the federal government or the 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 the 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 code; 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
  • 05.1985

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.1.0 (current version)2015-11-24 v9, v13: labels SPD and CDU inverted
2.0.02012-2-27 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
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-11-24v9, v13labels for SPD and CDU inverted2015-11-24labels changed

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1092
Number of Variables: 140
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl am 12. Mai 1985. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1985. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 41)
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 North Rhine-Westphalia