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ZA2983: Forsa Bus 1995

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation FORSA, Berlin (1998): Forsa Bus 1995. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2983 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2983
TitleForsa Bus 1995
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1998)
Date of Collection01.1995 - 12.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • FORSA, Berlin


AbstractPolitical questions, evaluation of parties and federal chancellor. Topics: most important political topics; expected economic situation and expected development of personal living conditions; greatest problems in Germany; preference for federal chancellor; most able party in the Federal Republic; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and state parliament election; party preference on state and federal level (Sunday question). Demography: sex; year of birth; employment; professional position; vocational training; school education; size of household; members of household under 14 years and their year of birth; religious affiliation; frequency of church attendance; union membership; party membership; monthly net income. Also encoded was: state; city size; date of interview; weekday of interview.
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
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking population aged 14 and over
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Simple random
sample according to the RLD procedure
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorFORSA, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 01.1995 - 12.1995

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe data set contains parts from omnibus surveys conducted by FORSA in a daily rhythm. Each working day approx. 500 interview were conducted.
Number of Units: 126946
Number of Variables: 65
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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  • Forsa-Bus
    This program surveys public attitudes on a number of different political and social issues. Each day, about 500 voters are interviewed by telephone.