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ZA2986: State Election in Lower Saxony 1998 (Pre-Election Survey)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation FORSA, Berlin (2012): State Election in Lower Saxony 1998 (Pre-Election Survey). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2986 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2986
TitleState Election in Lower Saxony 1998 (Pre-Election Survey)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection02.1998 - 02.1998
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • FORSA, Berlin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians in Lower Saxony. Topics: most important problems in Lower Saxony; most able party in Lower Saxony; interest in the election campaign; party with the best election campaign; best candidate presentation at place of residence; expected increase in votes or loss of votes for the SPD, CDU as well as the Greens in the coming state parliament election; expectation that the FDP will take seats in the state parliament; preference for prime minister; preference for federal chancellor; preference for federal chancellor in case of Schroeder instead of Lafontaine as candidate for chancellor; preference for Schroeder as candidate for chancellor or prime minister in Lower Saxony; intent to participate in the next state parliament election; certainty of one´s voting decision; voting intent; behavior at the polls among absentee voters; party preference in case of Federal Parliament elections; influence of federal politics on the state parliament election; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election and at the last Federal Parliament election; able to vote for right-wing radical parties. Demography: sex; year of birth; employment; professional position; school degree. Also encoded was: place of survey; city size; survey week.
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
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
UniverseThe universe of all persons living in private households, eligible to vote and having a telephone in the household.
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
  • Telephone interview
Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorFORSA, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 02.1998

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: 1646
Number of Variables: 41
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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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 Lower Saxony