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ZA2506: State Election in Bavaria 1994

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Landtagswahl in Bayern 1994
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in Bavaria 1994. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2506 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2506
TitleState Election in Bavaria 1994
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection15.09.1994 - 23.09.1994
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians at the state parliament election in Bavaria. Topics: eligible voter status of respondent; city size; most important political problems of Bavaria; intent to participate in the election; intent to use absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote as well as rank order procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; significance of the state parliament election at the level of federal politics; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to a CSU one-party government; coalition preference; sympathy scale for the parties at state as well as federal level and for the top politicians at the federal level as well as at the state level; satisfaction scale for the CSU government in the state, the Bavarian SPD opposition as well as the achievements of the Federal Government; interest in politics; degree of familiarity of Edmund Stoiber and Renate Schmidt; opinion of Edmund Stoiber as prime minister; assessment of the involvement of Stoiber in the so-called Amigo Affair; judgement on the economic situation of Bavaria and economic prognosis; assessment of personal economic situation and expected further development; comparison of the economic situation of Bavaria with the rest of the federal territory; ability of a CSU-led or an SPD-led state government in economic questions, the combat against unemployment, crime, environmental protection, foreigner policies as well as the situation in the housing market; tenant status; voting for candidates or parties; expected winner of the state parliament election in Bavaria; expected chances for a one-party government by the CSU; chances for the small parties such as FDP, Alliance 90/Greens and Republicans to gain seats in the state parliament; intent to participate in the Federal Parliament election in October; preferred party in the Federal Parliament election; living together with a partner; completed studies; recognition of the technical college degree from the East in Western Germany; completed apprenticeship; assessment of job security; religiousness; union member in household; close persons whose job is endangered or are unemployed; 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
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
UniverseEligible voters
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Simple random
RLD procedure (Randomize last digit)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorForschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 15.09.1994 - 23.09.1994

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 survey took place from 15 until 23 September (839 respondents) as well as on the election day, 25 September 1994 (6911 respondents). The survey was commissioned by the ZDF {Second German Television Network} and served as basis for the projection and analyses of election results on the evening of the election.
Number of Units: 838
Number of Variables: 97
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Bayern: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 25. September 1994. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, 1994. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen Nr. 75)
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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 Bavaria