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ZA2914: State Election in Rhineland-Palatinate 1996

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Landtagswahl in Rheinland-Pfalz 1996
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in Rhineland-Palatinate 1996. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2914 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2914
TitleState Election in Rhineland-Palatinate 1996
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection03.1996 - 03.1996
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians in Rhineland-Palatinate. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: eligibility to vote in the state; city size; most important political problems in Rhineland-Palatinate; intent to participate in the state election; preference for absentee ballot; point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level as well as for selected top politicians of the state; satisfaction with achievements of the SPD-FDP state government, the CDU as well as the Greens as opposition in the state parliament; knowledge about the top candidates of the CDU and SPD for the office of prime minister; party preference in the state; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; judgement on the credibility, energy, sympathy, sense of responsibility and expertise of Kurt Beck in comparison to Johannes Gerster; judgement on the economic situation of the state as well as one´s own economic situation; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the western federal territory; most able party in the areas economy, job creation, environmental protection and coping with the future; evaluation of achievements of the prime minister up to now; expected winner of the state parliament election; expected election result for the FDP; knowledge about the importance of the second vote; living together with a partner; assessment of personal job security; jeopardy to job and unemployment in close circle of friends; union membership; religiousness; party inclination; 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
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
UniversePersons eligible to vote living in private households with telephone
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure as well as sample of target person according to a key based on birthday and eligibility to vote in the state
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
  • 03.1996

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: 892
Number of Variables: 88
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Rheinland-Pfalz: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 24. März 1996. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 85, 1996.
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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 Rhineland-Palatinate