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ZA0841: Federal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 3rd Wave, September - November 1972)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1972): Federal Parliament Election 1972(Panel: 3rd Wave, September - November 1972). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0841 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0841
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1972 (Panel: 3rd Wave, September - November 1972)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1972)
Date of Collection09.1972 - 11.1972
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians as well as political attitude of respondent. Topics: political interest and sources of political information; most important political events of the last year and politicians who had the most influence on these events; preferred federal chancellor and assessment of the chances of victory for the two candidates for chancellor; image of the candidates for chancellor, Brandt and Barzel (semantic differential); good and bad sides of the parties; knowledge about the next two Federal Parliament election dates; party preference (rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU/CSU, FDP, NPD and DKP; strength of party identification and change of party inclination in the last few years; personal change in party voted for; influence of candidates for chancellor on one´s own voting decision; expected election result and personal interest in the election victory of a certain party; judgement on the success of the Federal Government; judgement on the general economic situation as well as on one´s own financial situation; judgement on economic development in the next few years; television habits and discussions with friends, colleagues or within the family about television broadcasts; most important tasks of the Federal Republic and issue competence of parties and politicians; trust in state and government; importance of price stability and Ostpolitik; date of birth. Demography: age; sex; marital status; employment; self-assessment of social class. Interviewer rating: number of contact attempts and visits; interest of respondent in survey topic; date of interview.
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
UniverseNo specific information
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: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 09.1972 - 11.1972

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 current data set contains the data of the third wave of a four-wave panel survey; see ZA Study Nos. 0839 to 0842. There is in addition a panel data set with 6438 cases and 16 punch-cards per respondent. 1569 persons were interviewed in all 4 waves.
Number of Units: 2646
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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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).
  • Studies Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung