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ZA1133: Federal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 1st Wave, October 1973)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (2013): Federal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 1st Wave, October 1973). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1133 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1133
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 1st Wave, October 1973)
Current Version2.0.0, 2013-5-13,
Date of Collection10.1973 - 10.1973
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractAttitude to economic as well as political questions. Judgement on parties and politicians in view of the next Federal Parliament election. Topics: 1. judgement on political problems and on the ability to solve them: importance of political problems; issue competence of the parties; most important political events of the past and parties and politicians associated with them; trust in selected governmental and democratic institutions and information on changes in trust in these institutions. 2. political interest and evaluation of parties: personal agreement with parties and politicians; assessment of perceived agreement between selected politicians and their parties on a scale; image of the parties in the form of the social groups primarily represented by these parties; preferred CDU candidate for chancellor; party preference (ballot procedure for first vote and second vote); behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1972; party identification; assessment of the importance of elections (scale); political interest. 3. judgement on the economic situation: judgement on the economic situation of the FRG as well as its development; judgement on personal economic situation; economic expectations for the future; expected price development and personal income development; expected development of personal standard of living; amount of regular savings; installment purchases. 4. Miscellaneous: job satisfaction and occupational prospects; characterization of current social environment and housing conditions as well as characterization of them when a youth of 15 years; assessment of the significance of religious education in one´s parental home; membership in a trade union and intensity of participation in union activities. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; religious training in parental home; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupation; employment; occupational satisfaction; judgement on personal occupational prospects; the route to work and means of transport used; area of business of company; income; household income; number of persons contributing to household income; forms of investment; possession of durable economic goods; household size; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; residential area; regional origins; social surroundings of city of residence in childhood and youth and currently. Interviewer rating: housing situation; degree of urbanization; interest of respondent in survey topics; assessment of degree of difficulty of the interview for the respondent; length of interview; 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
  • 17.2 Income, property and investment/saving
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseNo specific information
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified 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 CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 10.1973

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2013-5-13 multiple errors corrected
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 data set is part of a panel survey extending over several years and 3 waves; see ZA Study Nos. 1134 and 1135.
Number of Units: 5796
Number of Variables: 429
Data Type: single-punch
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Oberndörfer, Dieter (Hrsg.): Wahlverhalten in der BRD: Studien zu ausgewählten Problemen der Wahlforschung aus Anlaß der Bundestagswahl 1976. Berlin: Duncker und Humblot 1978.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Studies Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung