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ZA0057: Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, November 1961)

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  • ZA0057_v2-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 421 KBytes
  • ZA0057_v2-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 739 KBytes
  • ZA0057_v2-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 448 KBytes
  • ZA0057_v2-0-0_en.dta (Dataset Stata) 438 KBytes
  • ZA0057_v2-0-0_en.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 747 KBytes
  • ZA0057_v2-0-0_en.sav (Dataset SPSS) 460 KBytes


  • ZA0057_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 990 KBytes


  • ZA0057_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 759 KBytes
  • ZA0057_cdb_en.pdf (Variable Report) 743 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA0055-57_mr.pdf (Method Report) 440 KBytes
  • ZA0055-60_mb.pdf (Method Report) 2 MBytes
ZACAT online analysis and search in variable level documentation:
Kölner Wahlstudie (Bundesrepublik, November 1961);
ZACAT online analysis and search in variable level documentation:
Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, November 1961)
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf; Baumert, Gerhard (2014): Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, November 1961). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0057 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA0057
TitleCologne Election Study (Federal Republic, November 1961)
Current Version2.0.0, 2014-12-9,
Date of Collection11.1961 - 12.1961
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. - Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf - Forschungsinstitut für Politische Wissenschaft und Europäische Fragen, Universität zu Köln
  • Baumert, Gerhard - DIVO, Frankfurt
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractAttitude to current political problems and evaluation of the parties immediately after the formation of a new Federal Government. Topics: assessment of the current and future economic situation of respondent and of the future economic situation of the FRG (Katona questions); satisfaction with what one has personally achieved; frequency of political discussions; judgement on Adenauer and Brandt in the Berlin Crisis; preferred federal chancellor; sympathy scale for political personalities and for the SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP; most recent change in one´s own party evaluation; party preference; image of CDU or CSU, SPD and FDP; voting decision at earlier Federal Parliament elections and voting decision in the Federal Parliament election 1961; attitude to elections; perceived sources of election campaign financing for the three major parties; attitude to various financing alternatives; assessment of the danger of war; Scheuch Index. Demography: head of household; marital status; occupation; employment; sex; social origins; age; school education; vocational training; household income; size of household; religious denomination; regional origins; sex; state. Interviewer rating: social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; city size.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseAge: 16-70
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
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 11.1961 - 12.1961

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2014-12-9 English translation of dataset added, administrative variables added, correction of value labels in form and content
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 third part of a three-part trend survey with largely identical questionnaires (see ZA Study Nos. 0055 and 0056).
Number of Units: 1715
Number of Variables: 187
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): Stata, SPSS


  • Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf (Hrsg.): Zur Soziologie der Wahl. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1965 (Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Sonderheft 9)
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


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).