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ZA2318: State Election in the Saarland 1980

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in the Saarland 1980. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2318 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2318
TitleState Election in the Saarland 1980
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection04.1980 - 04.1980
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: willingness to participate in the coming state election and decision for an absentee ballot; party preference (list procedure and rank order procedure for the state parliament election as well as the Federal Parliament election); 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 state parliament election; sympathy scale for the leading state politicians as well as state government and opposition; most important political problem at the state level with influence on one´s own voting decision; attitude to an absolute majority of one party in the state parliament; coalition preference; importance of federal-level political topics on one´s own political decision at state level; expectation that the Greens will take seats in the state parliament; preference for prime minister; preference for federal chancellor; expected election winner; expected influence of the candidacy of Franz-Josef Strauss on the chances of the CDU/CSU in the Federal Parliament election as well as in the state parliament election; union membership; religiousness; party inclination and party identification.
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)
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
  • 04.1980

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: 822
Number of Variables: 55
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 Saarland