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ZA2649: Election to the House of Representatives in Berlin 1995

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): Election to the House of Representatives in Berlin 1995. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2649 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2649
TitleElection to the House of Representatives in Berlin 1995
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection10.1995 - 10.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians shortly before the election to the House of Representatives in Berlin. Election preferences. Topics: Eligibility to vote in the eastern or western part of Berlin; most important political problems in Berlin; intent to participate in the election in the impending election to the House of Representatives and preference for absentee ballot or election in the polling station; party preference; certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last House of Representatives election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for the parties at Federal as well as state level; satisfaction with the parties in the Berlin Senate as well as in opposition; sympathy scale for the top candidates Diepgen and Stahmer as well as for Kohl and Scharping; preferred mayor; comparison of the two election candidates for the office of mayor regarding their credibility, energy, sympathy, their sense of responsibility and their expertise; judgement on achieving of equivalence or remaining differences between East and West Berlin; judgement on the current economic situation of the city as well as the individual economic situation; expected economic development in Berlin; judgement on the issue ability of the parties in economic questions, traffic policy and domestic policy; assessment of the credibility of the SED re-named PDS; expected winner in the House of Representatives election; assumption about probable government composition after the election; judgement on different coalition compositions after the election; expected overcoming the 5%-hurdle by the FDP; assessment of one´s own job security; union membership; religiousness; close persons whose job is endangered or are unemployed; party inclination and party identification. The following question was posed to West-Berliners: justified demand of the East-Berliners for improvement in living conditions. The following question was posed to East-Berliners: satisfaction with achievement of equivalent living conditions in East Berlin.
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
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.5 Economic policy


Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
UniverseResidential population eligible to vote in the state of Berlin.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Sample according to the RLD procedure (randomize last digit) among household addresses and key based on birthday for the target person
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
  • 10.1995

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

NotesComparable state parliament election studies from other states are archived.
Number of Units: 1344
Number of Variables: 98
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