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ZA0842: Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 4th Wave, November 1972 - January 1973)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1973): Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 4th Wave, November1972 - January 1973). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0842 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0842
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 4th Wave, November 1972 - January 1973)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1973)
Date of Collection09.1972 - 01.1973
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn


AbstractJudgement on parties, election campaign, candidates for chancellor and other politicians in the Federal Parliament election. Topics: political interest; good and bad sides of the election campaign; judgement on the conduct of parties and politicians in the election campaign; image of Brandt and Barzel (semantic differential); personal election participation and reasons for not voting; behavior at the polls (first vote and second vote with ballot procedure); party preference (rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP, NPD and DKP; time of personal voting decision; most important tasks of the Federal Republic; issue competence of the parties; trust in government and state (scale); strength of one´s own party identification; personal change in party voted for; judgement on the economic situation and economic development in the next few years; importance of price stability and Ostpolitik as well as issue competence of the politicians and parties in this area; judgement on the performance of the top politicians in the televsion debate (semantic differential and rank order procedure); knowledge about the significance of first and second votes; date of birth. Demography: age; sex; marital status; size of household. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in interview; date of interview.
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
UniverseNo specific information
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
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 09.1972 - 01.1973

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 current data set contains the data of the last wave of a four-wave panel survey; see also ZA Study Nos. 0839 to 0841. There is in addition a panel data set with 6438 cases and 16 punch-cards per respondent. 1569 persons were interviewed in all 4 waves.
Number of Units: 2747
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Eltermann, Ludolf K.: Kanzler und Oppositionsführer in der Wählergunst: Empirische Untersuchungsergebnisse zum Bild der Spitzenpolitiker in der Bevölkerung der Bundesrepublik von 1971 bis 1976. Stuttgart: Verlag Bonn Aktuell 1980. (Studien zur Politik Band 4, herausgegeben im Auftrag der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)
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Research Data Centre
  • Studies Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung