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ZA1660: On the Political Situation in Rhineland-Palatinate in March 1987

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1988): On the Political Situation in Rhineland-Palatinate in March 1987. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1660 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1660
TitleOn the Political Situation in Rhineland-Palatinate in March 1987
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1988)
Date of Collection03.1987 - 03.1987
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Berger, Manfred - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Roth, Dieter - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
  • Schulte, Wolfgang - Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim


AbstractPolitical attitudes as well as judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: political interest; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure) at state and federal level; certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament and Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties at state and federal level; satisfaction scale for the state government and the opposition; sympathy scale for state and federal politicians; preferred government coalition; attitude to an absolute majority for one of the major parties; assumed position of the FDP in a coalition; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; comparison of general economic situation in Rhineland-Palatinate with that in rest of the Federal Republic; ability of the state or Federal Government regarding improvement in the economic situation in Rhineland-Palatinate; most important problems in Rhineland-Palatinate; assumed probability and attitude to taking seats in state parliament by the FDP and the Greens; satisfaction with the government coalition in Bonn; assessment of personal social mobility. Demography: year of birth and month of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; assessment of personal occupational position in comparison to that of father; number of persons 18 years years old or older in household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; union memberships in household; characterization of residential surroundings. Also encoded was: administrative district and district code.
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)
UniversePersons eligible to vote in a state parliament election
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 03.1987

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)
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1007
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


Relevant full texts
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  • State Elections in Rhineland-Palatinate