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ZA3032: State Election in Saxony-Anhalt 1998

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in Saxony-Anhalt 1998. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3032 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3032
TitleState Election in Saxony-Anhalt 1998
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection04.1998 - 04.1998
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians on the state parliament election. Political questions. Topics: Most important political problems in Saxony-Anhalt; 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 Saxony-Anhalt and to minority government with toleration of the PDS; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level; satisfaction with the achievements of the state government as well as the partners in the government, the CDU opposition and the PDS as well as the Federal Government (scale); knowledge about the top candidates of the CDU and the SPD for the office of prime minister; sympathy scale for selected top politicians; interest in politics; satisfaction with the decision for the introduction of political order according to western pattern; preference for Hoeppner or Bergner as prime minister; comparison of the credibility, energy, sympathy, 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 Eastern territory of the Federal Republic; party in the state most able to improve the economic situation in the area of job creation, environment and the fight against crime; personal fear of crime; judgement on the PDS as SED successor party and desired treatment of the party in parliament; expected election winner in the state parliament election; chances of the Alliance 90/the Greens, the FDP and the DVU {deutsche Volksunion} 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
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
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
  • 04.1998

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: 1021
Number of Variables: 105
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Sachsen-Anhalt: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 26. April 1998. Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 1998. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 89, 29. April 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 Saxony-Anhalt