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ZA3167: State Election in Bavaria 1998

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Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in Bavaria 1998. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3167 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3167
TitleState Election in Bavaria 1998
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection09.1998 - 09.1998
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians before the state parliament election. Political questions on the state parliament election. Topics: most important problems in Bavaria; intent to participate in the next state parliament election in Bavaria; preference for absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote as well as party one likes most); party inclination and party identification; time and certainty of one's voting decision; significance of state parliament election in Bavaria at federal level; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to a renewed one-party government of the CSU and expected increase in majority by the CSU; sympathy scale for the CDU, SPD, the Greens and the FDP at federal level as well as sympathy scale at state level for the CSU, the SPD, the Greens, the FDP and the Republicans; satisfaction scale for the achievements of the state government in Bavaria as well as the SPD opposition and the Greens opposition in state parliament; satisfaction scale for the achievements of the Federal Government, the CDU, the CSU and the FDP in the Federal Government; degree of familiarity of the top candidates for the office of Prime Minister; sympathy scale for top politicians in the state and at the federal level; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; comparison of credibility, energy, sympathy, responsibility, expertise, closeness to the citizens and the winner type of the two top candidates Edmund Stoiber and Renate Schmidt; judgement on the general economic situation in Bavaria and one's own economic situation; expected economic situation for Bavaria; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the Federal Republic; most able party in the areas business, job creation, finances, fight against crime, environmental policies, foreigner policies and future problems of Bavaria; personal feeling of danger due to crime; judgement on the current prime minister; expected election winner in Bavaria; expectation that the FDP, the Greens, the Republicans and the Free Voters will take seats in the state parliament; judgement on the Republicans taking seats in the state parliament. Demography: eligibility to vote in Bavaria; city size; age (classified); marital status; living together with a partner; school degree; completed apprenticeship; employment; assessment of jeopardy to one's own job; occupational position; household size; number of members of household 18 years old and older; primary earner; employment of primary earner; occupational position of primary earner; vocational certificate of primary earner; union member in household; religious affiliation; religiousness; unemployment or jeopardy to job of close persons; sex.
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
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
UniverseResidential population eligible to vote
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Sample of households according to the RLD procedure. Sample of target persons according to the birthday method.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face 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
  • 09.1998

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: 996
Number of Variables: 98
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Landtagswahl in Bayern: Eine Analyse der Wahl vom 13. September 1998. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. Nr. 90 vom 16. September 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 Bavaria