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ZA1551: State Election in Bavaria 1986

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Landtagswahl in Bayern 1986
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2012): State Election in Bavaria 1986. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1551 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1551
TitleState Election in Bavaria 1986
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection10.1986 - 10.1986
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Berger, Manfred - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Roth, Dieter - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Schulte, Wolfgang - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians at federal and state level. Topics: political interest; intent to participate in the election or absentee ballot in the state or Federal Parliament election; party preference in state und Federal Parliament election (Sunday question and rank order procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision and behavior at the polls in the last state and Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties in Bavaria as well as the top candidates at state and federal level; satisfaction with government and opposition; assumed probability and attitude to taking seats in state parliament by FDP or Greens; preference for prime minister; issue relevance and issue competence of the parties; judgement on the economic situation of Bavaria in comparison to the rest of the Federal Republic; judgement on the election campaign activities of party supporters; assumed winner of the state parliament election; satisfaction with the government coalition in Bonn; attitude to construction of a reprocessing plant for nuclear fuel in Wackersdorf; attitude to nuclear power plants; assumed probability of a nuclear accident in a German nuclear power plant; Demography: sex; year of birth; month of birth; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; union membership; number of persons in household 18 years old and older; degree of relationship of respondent to head of household; characterization of residential surroundings according to occupational groups. Interviewer rating: date of interview; place of interview. Also encoded was: sample point.
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
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy


Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
UniversePersons eligible to vote in the election for state parliament
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
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 10.1986

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: 961
Number of Variables: 73
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, OSIRIS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Bayern: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl am 12. Oktober 1986. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1986. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 43)
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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 Bavaria