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ZA0632: Federal Parliament Election 1972 (2nd Initial Investigation, October 1972)

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  • ZA0631-32.dta (Dataset) 416 KBytes
  • ZA0631-32.por (Dataset) 830 KBytes
  • ZA0631-32.sav (Dataset) 541 KBytes


  • ZA0632_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 535 KBytes


  • ZA0631-32_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 70 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Pappi, Franz U. (1972): Federal Parliament Election 1972 (2nd Initial Investigation, October 1972). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0632 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0632
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1972 (2nd Initial Investigation, October 1972)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1972)
Date of Collection10.1972 - 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: The first part of the questionnaire is identical to that of ZA Study No. 0631. Beyond this the following questions were posed: good and bad sides of the CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP; most important problems of the FRG. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; city size; state. Also encoded was: district code.
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), 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
  • 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 ist both part of an omnibus survey and the second part of a trend survey (see also ZA Study No. 0631). On the open questions about the most important problems of the FRG and the characterization of positive and negative of the parties there is a machine-readable text data set in which the response text is completely protocolled.
Number of Units: 3408
Number of Variables: 77
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • 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).