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ZA7754: State Election in Hamburg 2020

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Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2021): State Election in Hamburg 2020. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7754 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7754
TitleState Election in Hamburg 2020
Current Version1.0.0, 2021-9-30,
Date of Collection17.02.2020 - 20.02.2020
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractTopics: Most important problems in Hamburg; intention to vote in the stae election; type of election (polling station or postal vote); distribution of the five possible votes among the parties; certainty of one´s own election decision; importance of federal politics for one´s own election decision; interest in the state election; voting behaviour in the last parliamentary election; coalition preference; attitude towards a coalition of SPD and Greens led by the SPD, of SPD and CDU, of Greens and CDU led by the Greens, and of Greens, CDU and FDP; sympathy scalometer for the following parties at federal and at state level: SPD, CDU, Left Party, FDP, Greens, AfD; satisfaction scalometer for the performance of the Senate in Hamburg consisting of the SPD and the Greens, the SPD in the Senate, the Greens in the Senate, the CDU in the opposition, the Left Party in the opposition, the FDP in the opposition as well as the AfD in the opposition in the Bürgerschaft; Satisfaction scalometer for the performance of the federal government; Sympathy scalometer for selected state politicians; Party sympathy; Interest in politics; Preference for Peter Tschentscher or Katharina Fegebank as First Mayor in Hamburg; comparison of credibility, sympathy and expertise of the two leading candidates; assessment of Hamburg´s current economic situation and personal economic situation as well as expected development; comparison of Hamburg´s economic situation with the other West German federal states; most competent party for solving the problems on the housing market in Hamburg, in policy on foreigners, for solving the economic problems in Hamburg, in transport policy, for solving the social problems in Hamburg, in school and education policy, in combating crime and in climate protection; assessment of Hamburg´s future viability; most competent party to solve future problems in Hamburg; assessment of the work of Peter Tschentscher as First Mayor; opinion on the role of the SPD federal chairpersons Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans in the SPD´s performance in the Hamburg state election; opinion on the role of Green Party federal leaders Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck in the Green Party´s performance in the Hamburg state election; opinion on the role of events in Thuringia in the CDU and FDP´s performance in Hamburg; opinion on the Greens´ ability to govern in the Hamburg Senate; AfD is voted for in the state election mainly to support the AfD´s political demands vs. as a lesson for the other parties; agreement with various statements on politics (the SPD suits Hamburg best, everything that is changing in the world is too much for me, the CDU does not suit Hamburg, people can no longer afford to live in Hamburg); party in Hamburg that stands most for a modern metropolitan policy; assessment of the commitment of the Senate consisting of the SPD and the Greens in the area of housing and rents in Hamburg; opinion on a car-free Hamburg city centre; significance of the topic of climate change in Germany; opinion on the spread of right-wing extremist ideas in the AfD. Demography: sex; age (classified); marital status; living with a partner; school-leaving qualification or intended school-leaving qualification; university degree; occupation; job security; occupational status; household size; number of persons in household aged 16 and over; trade union member in household; religious denomination; party affiliation; party identification; number of landline telephone numbers in household. Additionally coded were: Respondent ID; voting intention recoded; eligibility to vote in the civic election; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Issues
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • Elections
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Economic conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
UniverseResident population entitled to vote
Date of Collection
  • 17.02.2020 - 20.02.2020

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2021-9-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1607
Number of Variables: 132
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V.: Wahl in Hamburg: eine Analyse der Bürgerschaftswahl vom 23. Februar 2020. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V., Nr. 179, 2020
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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 Hamburg