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ZA1901: Politbarometer 1985 (Cumulated Data Set)

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Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1990): Politbarometer 1985 (Cumulated Data Set). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1901 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1901
Study No.ZA1901
TitlePolitbarometer 1985 (Cumulated Data Set)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1901 (Publication Year 1990)
Date of Collection01.1985 - 12.1985
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
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Langhans, Monika - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator

Content

AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians as well as political attitudes. Topics: January: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; judgement on the pension increase; knowledge about the significance of 8 May (end of war); attitude to an official commemoration on this day and preferred content of such an event; attitude to court divorce procedures; significance of reasons for divorce for the right to support of a spouse; preferred conduct of the Greens or the SPD in view of a government coalition; attitude to the Greens in Federal Parliament; judgement on the situation of the pensioners; assessment of the future security of pensions; pension increases tied to wages; attitude to freeway tolls. February: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; judgement on economic development in the Federal Republic; attitude to a man or a woman as boss; assumed occupational equal opportunities for men and women; attitude to employment of mothers with young children; assumed actual parity of pay for men and women; attitude to parity of pay; attitude to women in political positions of leadership; judgement on actual equal status of men and women the Federal Republic; judgement on the driving qualities of women in comparison to men; trust in a woman as pilot; acceptance of the argument of the cold wave for increased unemployment figures; expected development of unemployment; judgement on the security of peace in Europe. March: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; judgement on current and future economic situation of the Federal Republic; judgement on development of political tasks and problems since the last Federal Parliament election and issue ability of the parties; satisfaction with one´s own weight; measures to lose weight. April: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and the opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; judgement on economic development in the Federal Republic; attitude to more wage flexibility in re-employment of unemployed; judgement on relations with the United States; attitude to orientation of political decisions on the USA; assessment of the readiness of the two superpowers to disarm; judgement on German-Soviet relations; attitude to expansion of relations with the Soviet Union; judgement on the reliability of the Soviet Union as business partner; assumed military superiority of West or East; personal feeling of threat; knowledge about the planned military defense system in space and attitude to participation of the Federal Republic in SDI; sympathy scale for Kohl, Mitterrand, Thatcher and Reagan. May: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; judgement on relations between the Federal Republic and the USA; judgement on the visit of Ronald Reagan to the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen and the military cemetery in Bitburg; attitude to the protests on the visit to the military cemetery; judgement on relations with the Soviet Union and degree of familiarity of Gorbachev; expectations of Gorbachev regarding German-Soviet relations; sympathy scale for Reagan, Thatcher, Mitterrand and Kohl; attitude to the familiar form of address. June: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; preferred top candidate of the CDU/ CSU; attitude to criticism of Kohl by Strauss; judgement on economic development of the FRG; assessment of the possibilities for action by trade unions, government and entrepreneurs to eliminate unemployment; judgement on selected recommendations to eliminate unemployment; issue ability of the government coalition or an SPD-led Federal Government regarding unemployment. August: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; characteristics of Helmut Kohl, Johannes Rau and an ideal federal chancellor (semantic differential); wine consumption; influence of the wine scandal on one´s own drinking habits; political-spatial association with the terms Germany and Berlin; assessment of probability and attitude to reunification of Germany; preferred capital city of a reunited Germany; judgement on the development of German-German relations since the last Federal Parliament election; personal visits in East Berlin and in the GDR; expected influence of easing of travel restrictions on one´s own frequency of visits; social contacts in the GDR; attitude to Federal German loans for the GDR; satisfaction with relief for the people in connection with providing loans; attitude to Berlin aid; assumed attitude of West Germans to Berlin; questions on security of Berlin and the Berlin guarantee of the western powers; preferred conduct of the Greens and the SPD in view of a common government coalition. September: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system; judgement on development of political tasks and goals since the last Federal Parliament election; issue ability of the parties and possible coalitions; judgement on economic development in the FRG; judgement on the measures of the Federal Government against unemployment; attitude to demonstrations by the trade unions against the government; assumed winner of the next Federal Parliament election. October: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; judgement on current and future personal as well as general economic development; issue ability of the government coalition or the SPD in economic questions; judgement on the seriousness of the disarmament efforts of the superpowers; knowledge about the planned military defence system in space and attitude to participation of the Federal Republic in SDI; attitude to sales of weapons to non-NATO-countries, China and Saudi Arabia, also considering the securing of jobs and Israeli protests; assumed winner of the next Federal Parliament election. November: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; sympathy scale for Erich Honecker; attitude to a visit by Honecker in the Federal Republic; judgement on economic development in the Federal Republic; attitude to the SPD/Greens coalition in Hessen; attitude to strikes and lock-outs; judgement on support by the employment office for workers indirectly affected by a strike (paragraph 116 AFG); assumed winner of the next Federal Parliament election; possession of an Advent wreath; spending the Christmas holidays at home. December: Intent to participate in the election; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure, rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties and selected politicians; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition parties; the right people in leading positions; attitude to economic development in the Federal Republic; attitude to the SPD/Greens coalition in Hesse; knowledge about the planned military defense system in space and attitude to participation of the Federal Republic in SDI; assumed securing of peace through the summit meeting of Reagan and Gorbachev in Geneva; general judgement on the year ending as well as personal expectations of the new year; assumed winner in the next Federal Parliament election. Demography: year of birth; month of birth; 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, characterization of residential surroundings according to occupational groups; city size; Bundesland. Additionally encoded: Kreiskennziffer; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 1.6 Retirement
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 11 Politics
  • 13.4 Gender and gender roles
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 18.1 Biotechnology

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniversePersons 18 years of age and older
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 01.1985 - 12.1985

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1901 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 11475
Number of Variables: 235
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS

Publications

Relevant full texts
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Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  Politbarometer
    The ´Politbarometer´ surveys are performed since 1977 at about monthly intervals by the Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Institute for election research) for the ZDF (Second German TV network). Since 1990 it is also available for the newly formed German states. They are intended to poll the opinions and attitudes of eligible Germans with regard to current events and issues as well as to political parties and individual politicians.