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ZA0556: Federal Parliament Election 1965 (Initial Investigation, September 1965)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Kaase, M.; Wildenmann, R. (2015): Federal Parliament Election 1965 (Initial Investigation, September 1965). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0556 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA0556
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1965 (Initial Investigation, September 1965)
Current Version2.0.0, 2015-9-7,
Date of Collection09.1965 - 09.1965
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Kaase, M. - Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
  • Wildenmann, R. - Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractPerception of parties, politicians and political topics a few days before the Federal Parliament election 1965. Topics: sympathy scale for SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP and for the politicians Adenauer, Erler, Erhard, Strauss, Brandt, Mende and Schroeder; preferred federal chancellor; most recent change in party sympathy; issue competence of the parties as well as of the politicians Erhard and Brandt; intent to participate in the election; certainty and time of personal voting decision; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1961 and voting intent for the Federal Parliament election 1965; party identification; reasons for election participation; preferred composition of the Federal Government; desired relation of domestic and foreign policy; desired influence of various associations; judgement on subsidies for agriculture; most important sources of political information; media usage; frequency of political conversations; preferred television station; interest in news broadcasts on television and political television broadcasts; development of personal economic situation; membership in a trade union and ties to the trade union. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; composition of household; head of household; political discussion; self-assessment of social class; state; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; social class of respondent. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
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)
UniverseEligible voters 21 years old 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 survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 09.1965

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2015-9-7 English version of dataset added, administrative variables added, definitions of user-missings deleted
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

NotesThe current study is the first part of a three-wave trend survey; see ZA Study Nos. 0557 and 0558.
Number of Units: 1411
Number of Variables: 116
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kaase, Max: Determinanten des Wahlverhaltens bei der Bundestagswahl 1969. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 11, 1970, S. 46 - 110.
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


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).