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ZA1135: Federal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 3rd Wave, August 1976)

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1981): Federal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 3rd Wave, August 1976). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1135 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1135
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 3rd Wave, August 1976)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1981)
Date of Collection11.1976 - 11.1976
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractAttitude to political and economic questions. Judgement on parties and politicians in view of the next Federal Parliament election. The significance of candidates for chancellor. Topics: most important political events of the past; ability of the parties to solve problems; party preference (ballot procedure); most important political task in the state and party with the greatest ability to solve this at state level; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election (first vote and second vote); satisfaction with government and opposition; judgement on the economic situation in the FRG as well as its development; expected price development and income development; current and earlier savings habits; assessment of the development of the standard of living; personal impact of unemployment; assessment of the general economic situation as crisis and judgement on its significance; personal impact of the economic crisis; parties as representation of interests of selected social groups; agreement of one´s own political opinion with selected politicians and assessment of the agreement of these politicians with their parties (scale); interest in politics; party inclination; comparison of the two candidates for chancellor Kohl and Schmidt regarding their representation of interests for selected social groups; preference for federal chancellor; assessment of the victory chances of the two candidates for chancellor; image of the candidates for chancellor (semantic differentials); coalition preference; self-assessment of social class; candidates for chancellor or party as most important criterion for one´s own voting decision; trust in selected government and democratic institutions as well as information on changes in trust in these institutions; satisfaction with the political situation in the country; ability of the candidates for chancellor; party with the better government team; most important political tasks; solution recommendations for the most important tasks; most important election campaign news; significance of the election campaign. Demography: age; sex; marital status; position in household; employment; occupational satisfaction; judgement on occupational prospects; car possession; possession of a telephone; possession of durable economic goods; possession of property, house, life insurance and financial investments; size of household; household income; number of income recipients; social mobility. Interviewer rating: type of residential building; interest of the respondent in interview; assessment of the degree of difficulty of the interview for the respondent; length 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)
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
  • 11.1976

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)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesThe current data set is part of a panel survey extending over several years and 3 waves; see ZA Study Nos. 1133 and 1134.
Number of Units: 2273
Number of Variables: 280
Data Type: single-punch
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • 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