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ZA3031: State Election in Lower Saxony 1998

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Landtagswahl in Niedersachsen 1998
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in Lower Saxony 1998. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3031 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3031
TitleState Election in Lower Saxony 1998
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection02.1998 - 02.1998
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians in the state parliament election. Political questions. Topics: Most important political problems in Lower Saxony; intent to participate in the state election; preference for absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote); point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; importance of federal politics for one´s own voting decision at state level; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to a one-party government of the SPD in Lower Saxony; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level; satisfaction with achievements of the state government, CDU opposition and Greens opposition as well as Federal Government (scale); knowledge about the top candidates of the CDU and SPD for the office of prime minister; sympathy scale for selected top politicians in Lower Saxony; interest in politics; preference for Schroeder or Wulff as prime minister; comparison of the credibility, energy, sympathy, the sense of responsibility, the populism, the winner type and the expertise of the two top politicians; judgement on the personal economic situation and the economic situation of the state; expected development of the economic situation in the state and comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the western federal territory; party in the state most able to improve the economic situation in the area of job creation, environment, finances and the fight against crime; personal fear of crime; judgement on the achievements of Prime Minister Schroeder; attitude to a candidacy for chancellor by Schroeder and preferred successor as prime minister; expected election winner in the state parliament election; expectation of a one-party government of the SPD; chances of the FDP and the Republicans in the state parliament election. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; living together with a partner; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupational position; extent of employment; size of household; composition of household; head of household; party inclination; party identification; union membership; personal job security; jeopardy to job in one´s circle of friends; city size.
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
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
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
  • 02.1998

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: 1031
Number of Variables: 102
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Niedersachsen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 1. März 1998. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 1998. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 88, 4. März 1998)
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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 Lower Saxony