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ZA0314: Federal Parliament Election 1965 (Follow-up, October 1965, I)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    DIVO, Frankfurt (2015): Federal Parliament Election 1965 (Follow-up, October 1965, I). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0314 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA0314
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1965 (Follow-up, October 1965, I)
Current Version2.0.0, 2015-9-8,
Date of Collection10.1965 - 10.1965
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractPolitical information behavior; party preference and judgement on the election campaign in the Federal Parliament election 1965. Topics: economic situation of respondent and evaluation of the economic situation of the FRG (Katona questions); extent to which informed politically and sources of political information; frequency of use and trustworthiness of political information in the mass media; frequency of political discussions; possibilities for individuals to influence political decisions; attitudes to elections and to the party system; satisfaction with the election result; estimate of the significance of election campaigns and of the value of information on election campaign methods; efficiency of election campaign advertisements; memory of election predictions and presumed influence on the election result; significance of the chancellor candidate for the election result; party preference; party identification of the primary environment; sympathy scale and semantic differential for CDU/CSU, SPD and FDP; sympathy scale for selected politicians; motives for personal election participation; voting behavior in the Federal Parliament elections 1965 and 1961; time and reasons for the election decision; satisfaction with the election result; preferred government coalition; judgement on the behavior of the FDP in the formation of the government; judgement on the qualification of Mende and Strauss as well as the performance of the FDP of late; possession of a television set and possibility of receiving both television stations; memberships and political orientation of the organizations; use of media. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; employment; head of household; state; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; city size. A party-preference index was also encoded.
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
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniverseAge: 21 and older.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 10.1965

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2015-9-8 English version of dataset added, administrative variables added, correction of value labels in form and content
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: 1305
Number of Variables: 273
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • DIVO (Hrsg.): Der Wähler nach der Bundestagswahl 1965. Frankfurt: Selbstverlag 1965
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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal Election Studies
    The data base consists of one-off surveys, panel surveys, and cumulated surveys. It comprises representative polls for all German federal elections since 1949.
    Further studies are listed under GLES (German Longitudinal Election Study).