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ZA0665: Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Initial Investigation, September 1972)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1972): Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Initial Investigation, September 1972). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0665 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0665
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1972 (Initial Investigation, September 1972)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1972)
Date of Collection09.1972 - 09.1972
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractJudgement on government, parties and politicians. Topics: attitude to Federal Chancellor Brandt; suspected relationship between a possible vote of no confidence against Brandt and a deterioration of election chances for the government in a new election; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1969 and party preference; preferred government coalition; preferred candidate for chancellor and foreign minister; preference for a party or its youth organizations; influence of spouse in voting decision; media usage; sources of political information and self-assessment of extent to which informed politically; sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU and FDP; knowledge of politicians and their party affiliation; image of Brandt, Barzel, Strauss and Scheel (semantic differential as well as sympathy scale) and image of the parties; judgement on the achievements of the Brandt-Scheel government; expected influence of the FDP on the government; preference for reform policies or price stability; judgement on the policies and the resignation of Minister of Trade and Commerce, Schiller; issue competence of the parties and the politicians Schmidt and Strauss; judgement on the influence of interest groups in the FRG; assessment of the responsibility of interest groups for the price increase; general political attitudes; attitude to tax increases and to the term ´socialism´; judgement on the ´Quick affair´ and the assumed role of the government in this case; religiousness; housing situation. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; household income; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: length of interview; city code. Also encoded was: district code.
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


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniversePersons 18 years old and older
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 09.1972

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
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1946
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


Relevant full texts
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  • German Federal Election Studies
    The data base consists of one-off surveys, panel surveys, and cumulated surveys. It comprises representative polls for all German federal elections since 1949.
    Further studies are listed under GLES (German Longitudinal Election Study).