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ZA2510: State Election in the Saarland 1994

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in the Saarland 1994. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2510 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2510
TitleState Election in the Saarland 1994
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection06.10.1994 - 14.10.1994
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians on the state parliament election in the Saarland. Topics: Eligible voter status of respondent; city size; most important political problems of the Saarland; intent to participate in the election; intent to use absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote); certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to an SPD 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 as well as state level; satisfaction with the SPD government in the Saarland and with the opposition party as well as with the achievements of the Federal Government; preference for prime minister; judgement on the current prime minister; judgement on the economic situation of the Saarland and economic forecast; assessment of personal economic situation and expected further development; comparison of the economic situation of the Saarland with the rest of the federal territory; ability of an SPD-led or a CDU-led state government in economic questions, the fight against unemployment, the fight against crime and environmental protection; expected winner in the state parliament election in the Saarland; expected chances for a one-party government of the SPD and assessment of the chances of the FDP and Greens to obtain seats in the state parliament; union member in household; religiousness; unemployed and close persons whose job is endangered; personal job security; 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
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
UniverseThe residential population eligible to vote
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
  • 06.10.1994 - 14.10.1994

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 6 October to 14 October as well as on the day of the election, 16 October (5121 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: 839
Number of Variables: 85
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl im Saarland: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 16. Oktober 1994. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, 1994. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen Nr. 77)
Relevant full texts
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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