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ZA0792: Prerequisites of Political Opinion-Making in the Federal Republic

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1974): Prerequisites of Political Opinion-Making in the Federal Republic. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0792 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0792
TitlePrerequisites of Political Opinion-Making in the Federal Republic
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1974)
Date of Collection05.1964 - 07.1964
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn


AbstractPolitical attitude of respondent and his judgement on parties and politicians (image study). Topics: Political interest; most important political problems; attitude to Ostpolitik and reunification; familiarity and judgement on leading politicians in the FRG; satisfaction with the Federal Government; importance of areas of life; assessment of the influence of the FRG on NATO, the EEC and general world politics; detailed determination of the image of the SPD, CDU, FDP and an ´ideal party´ (semantic differentials and other technologies of image determination); changes of distance from the parties; party preference (Sunday question, pair comparisons and list procedure); party one cannot vote for; self-assessment of closeness to the parties as well as to trade unions and churches; decision criteria for the eligibility of a party; party sympathies of family and friends; danger of a world war; most important goals of school education; satisfaction with democracy; judgement on general and personal economic situation; general contentment with life; attitude to the welfare state; self-assessment of social class; local residency; memberships. Scales: dogmatism and rationality. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; career opportunities; income; household income; size of household; housing situation; city size; state; refugee status. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniversePersons 21 years old and older
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Quota 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 CollectorEMNID, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 05.1964 - 07.1964

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

NotesThe ZA Study Nos. 0792 to 0795 consist of 4 representative surveys conducted concurrently. The content topics are identical in all four surveys, although in part the sequence as well as the operationalization of the topics were modified. The sample size for the individual surveys comprises: 1st survey 1652 cases, 2nd survey 1644 cases, 3rd survey 1624 cases, 4th survey 1642 cases.
Number of Units: 6562
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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