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ZA2313: Election to the House of Representatives in Berlin 1981

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Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (2012): Election to the House of Representatives in Berlin 1981. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2313 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2313
TitleElection to the House of Representatives in Berlin 1981
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection04.1981 - 05.1981
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
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter - ZI für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung der FU Berlin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Attitude to political questions at state level. Topics: Satisfaction with democracy; interest in politics; willingness to participate in the impending election to the House of Representatives and decision for an absentee ballot; reasons for abstention; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure) and time of personal voting decision; personal change in party voted for; satisfaction with the top candidate of one´s preferred party; behavior at the polls in the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives; sympathy scale for Berlin top politicians, parties, senate and opposition; politician preferred as mayor; participation in collection of signatures by the CDU or Alternative List for an early election to the Berlin House of Representatives; expectation that the Alternative List will take seats in the House of Representatives; attitude to the AL taking seats in parliament; attitude to absolute majority of one party in the House of Representatives; coalition preference; postmaterialism; attitude to the right of building owners to let residences remain empty; attitude to house occupations; preference for strict action by the police against demonstrators in connection with house occupations; judgement on the conduct of the Berlin Senate regarding house occupiers; self-classification on a left-right continuum; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties to solve political questions at state level such as house occupation, creation of housing, reduction in the proportion of foreigners, improvement in living conditions, job creation, policies on the old, citizen influence on political decisions, support for alternate ways of life, maintenance of law and order; ideas about further political and social development of society (scale); preference for growth policy; restriction of rights to demonstrate; importance of environmental policy; abortion; less achievement pressure; reduction of party influence; more influence of trade unions; securing energy supply through use of nuclear power; job guarantee; attitude to women´s groups, the welfare state, NATO and the Berlin aid of the Federal Government; possible reasons for a reduction in the Berlin aid; assumed tiredness of Berlin of the West Germans; ties to Berlin even in case of closing of access roads; political participation (scale); personal participation as well as possible willingness to participate in selected forms of political influence or political protest; trust in the promise of the western powers to guarantee freedom of West Berlin; expected winner in the election to the House of Representatives; self-assessment of social class; born in Berlin or year of moving to Berlin; regional origins; social mobility; employment in the civil service; assessment of economic circumstances of family during youth of respondent; union membership; religiousness; party inclination and party identification; characterization of residential area according to occupational groups; residential status. Interviewer rating: reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate. Also encoded was: presence of third persons during interview and their intervention in the course of the interview; number and times of contact attempts; length of interview; date of interview; identification of interviewer.
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
  • Berlin (DE-BE), West Berlin
UniverseEligible voters
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Random route procedure
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
  • 04.1981 - 05.1981

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

NotesThe representative sample for West Berlin of 935 interviews in 117 voting districts has been enhanced by 444 interviews in 59 voting districts. These voting districts are those in which the Alternative List achieved a proportion of at least 9,5% of the valid votes in the election of 1979. Comparable state election studies are archived from other states.
Number of Units: 1358
Number of Variables: 172
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, 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 Berlin