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ZA0525: Politics in the Federal Republic (August 1969)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Kaase, Max; Schleth, Uwe; Wildenmann, Rudolf (2012): Politics in the Federal Republic (August 1969). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0525 Data file Version 3.0.0,
Study No.ZA0525
TitlePolitics in the Federal Republic (August 1969)
Current Version3.0.0, 2012-9-25,
Date of Collection08.1969 - 09.1969
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Kaase, Max - Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
  • Schleth, Uwe - Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf - Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractPolitical interest and attitude to the policies of the Federal Government. Topics: judgement on the current economic situation in the FRG and on one´s own economic situation; assessment of economic development; attitude to the ´emergency laws´, reform of the right to vote, revaluation of the DM, equal legal status for illegitimate children, the statute of limitations for crimes in the Third Reich, co-determination, ´internal leadership´ in the Federal German Armed Forces, restoration of law and order at the universities, prohibition of the NPD, Ostpolitik and the Leber plan; satisfaction with the Federal Government and the grand coalition; issue competence of the parties and politicians; advantages and disadvantages of the candidates for chancellor and the major political parties; preferred federal chancellor; sympathy and degree of familiarity of federal politicians; preferred Federal President; political interest; political participation and perceived opportunity for political influence; rank order of political goals; rank order of party preference; party support and party membership; extent to which informed politically and partner for conversation about Federal Parliament elections and parties; party preference of persons to relate to; comparison of personal opinion with the view of the majority of the population; leading party in the residential quarter; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament elections 1965 and 1969 and in the state parliament election; most important task of the new Federal Government; general judgement on persons in leadership positions in politics and economy; voting decision of spouse; membership in clubs and organizations as well as interest in membership in a trade union; membership in a professional organization and party preference of the members of this association; party preference of colleagues; company size; memberships of father; social origins; local residency and city size; satisfaction with education and with place of residence; media usage and knowledge about political television broadcasts; judgement on education in parental home; membership in organizations for refugees or ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe; memory of the first survey. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; employment; household income; composition of household; head of household; economic area; housing situation; party preference; party membership; party inclination; party identification; state; regional origins; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; date of interview; number of contact attempts; interest of respondent in political problems; level to which respondent is politically informed. Also encoded was: municipality code.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniversePersons 21 years old and older
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
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorINFRATEST, Muenchen
Date of Collection
  • 08.1969 - 09.1969

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2012-9-25 English version added
2.0.02011-9-28 V6 deleted
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 election studies, conducted in August and September 1969, consist of two samples independent of each other, which were collected during the campaign for the Federal Parliament election 1969. The August study comprises the second wave of a panel study, which was begun in 1967 (ZA Study No. 0524). The September study is a completely independent cross-section study, whose questionnaire, however, is identical to that of the August study. For this reason a single data set was made from the two studies. To this extent one cannot speak of a Panel. The respondents of the two studies can be distinguished with a filter variable.
Number of Units: 1945
Number of Variables: 468
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kaase, Max: Determinanten des Wahlverhaltens bei der Bundestagswahl 1969. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 11, 1970, S. 46 - 110.
  • Schleth, Uwe; Weede, Erich: Causal Models on West-German Voting Behavior. In: Wildenmann, Rudolf (Hrsg.): Sozialwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch für Politik, Bd. 2. München: Olzog 1971, S. 73 - 97.
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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).