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ZA2583: State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1995

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Landtagswahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen 1995
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1995. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2583 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2583
TitleState Election in North Rhine-Westphalia 1995
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection05.1995 - 05.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians in North Rhine-Westphalia. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: Most important political problems in North Rhine-Westphalia; intent to participate in the state election; preference for absentee ballot; point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; attitude to a one-party government of SPD after the election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level as well as for the top politicians of the state; knowledge about the SPD and CDU top candidates; party preference at state and federal level; satisfaction with the achievements of the SPD state government; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; judgement on the credibility, the energy, the sympathy, the sense of responsibility and expertise of Johannes Rau in comparison to Helmut Linssen; judgement on economic situation of the state as well as personal economic situation; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the western federal territory; most able of the two parties (CDU and SPD) in the areas job creation, environmental protection, fight against crime and creation of housing; expected winner of the state parliament election; expected election result for the SPD, the FDP, the Greens and the DVU {deutsche Volksunion}; living together with a partner; assessment of personal job security; jeopardy to job and unemployment in the close circle of friends; union membership; religiousness; party inclination; party identification.
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
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
UniverseEligible voters.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure as well as sample of target person according to a key based on birthday and eligibility to vote in the state
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
  • 05.1995

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: 857
Number of Variables: 93
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Nordrhein-Westfalen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 14. Mai 1995. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 81, 1995.
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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 North Rhine-Westphalia