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ZA1172: Politics in Rhineland-Palatinate (November 1978)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation MARPLAN, Offenbach (1981): Politics in Rhineland-Palatinate (November 1978). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1172 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1172
TitlePolitics in Rhineland-Palatinate (November 1978)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1981)
Date of Collection11.1978 - 11.1978
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach


AbstractAttitude of the population to current political topics. Judgement on parties and politicians at state and federal level. Topics: judgement on the economic situation as well as the economic development of the FRG and the state Rhineland-Palatinate; expected development of personal standard of living; political interest and extent to which informed politically; most important task of the FRG as well as of the state Rhineland-Palatinate; preferred prime minister; degree of familiarity of selected state politicians; advantages and disadvantages of Bernhard Vogel and Klaus v. Dohnany; satisfaction with government and opposition in Rhineland-Palatinate; classification of the relevance of political issues; issue ability of the parties; assumed election result of the next state parliament election; certainty of one´s voting decision; detailed determination of party preference by means of different question formulations (among others ballot procedure and Sunday question); self-assessment on a left-right continuum as well as classification of the parties and prime minister candidates on a 20-level left-right continuum; agreement with politicians and parties; personal opinion leadership or opinion allegiance; assumed party preference of opinion leader; sympathy scale and scale of the ability of selected state politicians and the parties; semantic differential for prime minister candidates; party preference of spouse; party preference at federal level; satisfaction with the Federal Government and opposition in Federal Parliament; preferred federal chancellor; judgement on the populism of the parties; contact with authorities; image of authorities and offices (semantic differentials); attitude to the ban on employment of radicals as teachers and civil servants; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; preferred sources of information on political questions; frequency of reading the political part of daily newspapers; preferred daily newspaper and its political orientation; frequency of use of television news; preference for a certain state. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; religiousness; school education; occupational position; employment; number of recipients of income; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; self-assessment of social class; personal membership in a union or membership of other members of household. Interviewer rating: degree of urbanization; length of interview; district code. Also encoded was: city size; municipality code; length of interview.
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
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
UniverseEligible voters. Age: 18 and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Random selection
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 11.1978

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
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe current data set is part of a trend survey; see ZA Study No. 1173. The data sets with ZA Study Nos. 1173 to 1177 contain in part comparable question formulations from other states. The data sets have been cumulated under ZA Study No. 2047.
Number of Units: 1031
Number of Variables: 266
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


  • State Elections in Rhineland-Palatinate