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ZA2136: Before the Federal Parliament Election 1990

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1992): Before the Federal Parliament Election 1990. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2136 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2136
TitleBefore the Federal Parliament Election 1990
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1992)
Date of Collection28.10.1990 - 07.11.1990
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: confidence in the future; most important political problems; judgement on the economic situation in the old Federal Republic and in the new states as well as assessment of further development in a year; judgement on current and future personal financial situation; assessment of the development of unemployment in the old Federal Republic and in the new states; judgement on further development in united Germany; intent to participate in the election; party preference (rank order procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; best party in the election campaign; expected election winner; assumed election chances of the FDP, the Greens, the PDS and the Republicans in the coming Federal Parliament election; issue relevance; issue competence of the parties; expected development of DM {German Mark} stability after unification; hopes and fears in connection with the unification of the two German nations; estimated time of economic improvement in the former GDR; willingness to accept tax increases for the benefit of the former GDR; party most able to improve the economic situation and to solve problems caused by unification; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election or election for the East German Parliament; satisfaction with elected party; preference for federal chancellor; Kohl or Lafontaine as most able candidate for chancellor; ties to church; union membership and solidarity with trade unions. Also encoded was: length of interview. In the GDR the following questions were also posed: vocational training and supervisor function; fear of unemployment or short time work for a member of the household; availability at home according to weekday and time of day.
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
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG (old and new states)
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
East: multi-stage stratified random sample (Random-Route). West: multi-stage random sample according to the ADM mastersample based on current telephone directories.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
  • Face-to-face interview
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire in der GDR. The survey was conducted by telephone in the Federal Republic.
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorBasis-Research, Frankfurt und Dresden
Date of Collection
  • 28.10.1990 - 31.10.1990 (wave 1)
  • 04.11.1990 - 07.11.1990 (wave 2)

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

Number of Units: 4092
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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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