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ZA0631: Federal Parliament Election 1972 (1st Preliminary Investigation, October 1972)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Pappi, Franz U. (1972): Federal Parliament Election 1972 (1st Preliminary Investigation, October 1972). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0631 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0631
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1972 (1st Preliminary Investigation, October 1972)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1972)
Date of Collection09.1972 - 10.1972
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter - Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln
  • Pappi, Franz U. - Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln


AbstractPolitical attitudes and judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: sympathy scale for the CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP, NPD and DKP as well as for the politicians Brandt, Barzel, Scheel, Schmidt, Strauss, Schiller and Genscher; issue competence of the parties and scale of personal significance of retirement program, of education opportunities, the fight against crime, reunification, foreign policy, of internal and external security, price stability as well as tax reduction; attitude to recognition of the GDR, to co-determination and intervention of the churches in politics; voting intent (first vote and second vote). Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; city size; state. Also encoded was: district code; information about the interviewer.
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 without West Berlin
UniversePersons 18 years old and older
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage 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 CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 09.1972 - 10.1972

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
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey (see also ZA Study No. 0632).
Number of Units: 1588
Number of Variables: 77
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter: Issue-Kompetenz und Wahlentscheidung: Die Einstellung zu wertbezogenen politischen Problemen im Zeitvergleich. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift 1973, 14, S. 227 - 256.
Relevant full texts
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  • 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).