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ZA0633: Federal Parliament Election 1972 (1st and 2nd Follow-Up Survey)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Pappi, Franz U. (1973): Federal Parliament Election 1972 (1st and 2nd Follow-Up Survey). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0633 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0633
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1972 (1st and 2nd Follow-Up Survey)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1973)
Date of Collection12.1972 - 01.1973
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Pappi, Franz U. - Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln


AbstractPolitical attitudes, judgement on the parties and party preference of family and friends. Topics: political interest; attitude to co-determination and to abortion as well as ability of the parties regarding these topics; attitude to wearing election badges and personal conduct regarding this; sympathy scale for SPD, CDU, CSU, FDP, NPD and DKP; behavior at the polls (first vote and second vote) in the Federal Parliament elections 1969 and 1972; personal party ties; party preference of father; detailed demographic information on closest friends as well as their party preference; religiousness; local residency. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; household income; size of household; composition of household; self-assessment of social class; social origins; city size; state. Also encoded were the following aggregate data from the records of the census of 1970: absolute number of residents; population change since 1961; average age of residential population; for each region percentage proportions were recorded for the following: marital status, religion, employment rate, employees in various economic areas, workers, civil servants and employees, foreigners.
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
UniverseEligible voters 18 years old and older
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
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 12.1972 - 01.1973

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

NotesFor technical data-processing reasons the data set is divided into several archive numbers and encompasses ZA Study Nos. 0633 and 0634.
Number of Units: 3448
Number of Variables: 125
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Pappi, Franz U.: Parteiensystem und Sozialstruktur in der Bundesrepublik. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 14, 1973, S. 191 - 213.
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).