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ZA1053: Election Study 1980 (Data Pool)

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Citation Citation    Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Fuchs, Dieter; Kaase, Max; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Roth, Dieter; Schleth, Uwe; Schulte, Wolfgang (1980): Election Study 1980 (Data Pool). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1053 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1053
Study No.ZA1053
TitleElection Study 1980 (Data Pool)
Other Titles
  • Politbarometer (Project Title)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1053 (Publication Year 1980)
Date of Collection01.1980 - 11.1980
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Berger, Manfred - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Fuchs, Dieter - ZUMA, Mannheim
  • Kaase, Max - Universität Mannheim
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter - Freie Universität Berlin
  • Roth, Dieter - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Schleth, Uwe - Universität Heidelberg
  • Schulte, Wolfgang - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Langhans, Monika - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator

Content

AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political issues. Summarized data pool of the monthly survey as previously archived under ZA Study Nos. 1054 to 1063. These studies are monthly trend studies on the Federal Parliament election with political questions changing as appropriate. Topics: 1. in the form of a trend survey the following questions were posed each month: personal intent to participate in the election; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, CSU, FDP, the Greens as well as for the politicians Genscher, Kohl, Schmidt and Strauss; Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; social mobility; household size; household composition; characteristics of head of household; party inclination and party ties; city size; union membership; Kreiskennziffer; Bundesland; characteristics of residential area. Additionally encoded: weighting factor; month of interview. 2. Besides the core common to all studies the data set contains further survey topics as presented in the individual study descriptions. January: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; sympathy scale for the government coalition and opposition; expected winner of the Federal Parliament election 1980; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; satisfaction with the reactions of the USA on the Afghanistan question and assessment of the danger of war; attitude to the Olympics boycott, continuation of efforts to reduce tension and disarmament negotiations; attitude to private television companies; attitude to jogging. February: Political interest; behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; certainty of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition and opposition; satisfaction with the political elite and the political system in the FRG; assumed result of the Federal Parliament election 1980; importance of political goals such as price stability, job security, relation to Eastern Europe and the USA, environmental protection, securing of pensions, law and order, personal representation of interests by a party; differences between parties; attitude to the Olympics boycott; assessment of the effectiveness of political commitment; self-assessment of personal political tolerance; gasoline price and abstaining from driving; possession of a vehicle. March: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; certainty of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition and opposition; assumed result of the Federal Parliament election 1980; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; image of the politicians Schmidt, Strauss and of an ideal chancellor (semantic differentials); judgement on the election campaign agreement; attitude to the ideal of slenderness. April: Judgement on economic development; certainty of personal election decision; satisfaction with the political elite; sympathy scale for the government coalition and opposition; assumed result of the Federal Parliament election 1980 and preferred chancellor; attitude to the economic boycott against Iran; attitude to nuclear power; possession of a vehicle. May: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; certainty of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition as well as the politicians Albrecht and Apel; preferred chancellor; judgement on the election chances of the CDU with Strauss or Albrecht as candidate for chancellor; assumed result of the Federal Parliament election 1980; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; attitude to the Olympics boycott; heating costs. June: Judgement on the economic situation; political interest and political conversations with family and friends; behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976 (first vote and second vote); certainty and time of personal election decision; assumed election result and preferred federal chancellor; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition as well as the politicians Lambsdorff and Matthoefer; importance of political goals, such as price stability, job security, relations to Eastern Europe and the USA, environmental protection, securing of pensions, vocational training, democratization, law and order as well as securing energy; attitude to nuclear power as well as divorce; party one cannot vote for and necessity of a new party; satisfaction with the political elite; party preference of family and friends; self-classification and assessment of the parties, politicians and an ideal party on the left-right continuum; judgement on the political engagement of the churches and trade unions (scale) and the election chances of the CDU with Strauss; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; desired coalition after the election; preferred skirt length in women´s fashion. July: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; certainty of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition as well as the politicians Carstens and Wehner; expected winner of the election and preferred chancellor; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; differentiated determination of the most important political goals such as price stability, job security, environmental protection, energy supply and relationship to the states of Eastern Europe as well as to the USA. September: Judgement on economic development; political interest; behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976 (first vote and second vote); certainty and time of personal election decision; sympathy scale for the government coalition, the opposition and the politicians Leisler-Kiep and Stoltenberg; party one cannot vote for and necessity of a new party; satisfaction with the political elite; political conversations in circle of family and friends; self-assessment as well as classification of parties, the politicians Schmidt and Strauss as well as an ideal chancellor on the left-right continuum; judgement on the political engagement of church and trade union; attitude to an absolute majority of one party and preferred government coalition after the election; preferred chancellor; assessment of the election chances of the CDU with Strauss as candidate for chancellor; satisfaction with top candidates and with the political system in the FRG; personal change in party voted for; attitude to the Greens; good and bad sides of the parties; personal political activities in the election campaign; attitude to restriction of rights for the purpose of preservation of internal security; knowledge about the significance of the second vote; personal sympathy for the CDU/CSU and assumed sympathy in the population; attitude to a conversation with a CDU/CSU opponent; issue ability of the parties; assessment of personal importance of the retirement program, securing price levels, education, tax reduction, reunification, environmental protection, securing jobs and good relations with foreign countries; interest in political television broadcasts; personal openness in expression of political opinion; most important development goals of society; assessment of personal stress. October: Behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament elections 1976 and 1980 (first vote and second vote); time of personal election decision; judgement on the election result, election campaign as well as television discussions with top politicians of the parties; attitude to maintenance of tradition in the Federal German Armed Forces and to women in the Federal German Armed Forces; judgement on defence expenditures and the threat from the East. For men: personal military status. November: Sympathy scale for the government coalition and the opposition as well as for the politicians Lambsdorff and Matthoefer; satisfaction with the political elite; behaviour at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1980; most important tasks for the new Federal Government; satisfaction with political events in the FRG; attitude to reunification and to negotiations with the GDR and to recognition of a GDR citizenship; one´s own relatives in the GDR.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseAge: 18 and older.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 01.1980 - 11.1980

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1053 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
none
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Further Remarks

NotesSee the detailed descriptions of the individual surveys archived under ZA Study Nos. 1054 to 1063. The data set is part of a trend survey conducted for the ZDF (Second German Television Network) as ´Politbarometers´ in roughly monthly intervals. The Politbarometers are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1053-1063 1277-1281, 1469-1479, 1520-1531, 1581, 1642-1650 as well as 1677.
Number of Units: 11986
Number of Variables: 303
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS

Publications

Publications
  • Rattinger, Hans: Collective and individual economic judgements and voting in West Germany 1961 - 1984. In: European Journal of Political Research, 14, 1986, S. 393 - 420
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)

Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  Politbarometer
    The ´Politbarometer´ surveys are performed since 1977 at about monthly intervals by the Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Institute for election research) for the ZDF (Second German TV network). Since 1990 it is also available for the newly formed German states. They are intended to poll the opinions and attitudes of eligible Germans with regard to current events and issues as well as to political parties and individual politicians.
  • 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).