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ZA0861: ZUMABUS 1 (1976)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Wildenmann, Rudolf; Mayer, Karl U.; Müller, Walter; Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn; ZUMA, Mannheim (1984): ZUMABUS 1 (1976). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0861 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0861
TitleZUMABUS 1 (1976)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1984)
Date of Collection05.1976 - 07.1976
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf - Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim
  • Mayer, Karl U. - Universität Mannheim
  • Müller, Walter - Universität Mannheim
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn
  • ZUMA, Mannheim


AbstractThe ZUMABUS is an omnibus survey organized by ZUMA several times each year. The major topics of this investigation are: 1. Questions on the Federal Parliament election 1976, 2. Problems of the status assignment process, 3. Questions on the terms ´security´, ´freedom´, and ´social´, 4. ZUMA standard demography. Topics: 1. Federal Parliament election: political interest; most important problems of the FRG and importance of political goals; preferred and rejected federal chancellor; sympathy scale for the parties as well as for the politicians Schmidt, Kohl, Genscher, Brandt and Strauss; judgement on the government coalition and selected economic and political measures in the past legislative period; attitude to making divorce easier and making pensions equal; judgement on the political influence of large concerns and trade unions; sympathy with strikes; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; party preference (ballot procedure); party identification; election participation and behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1972. 2. Status assignment: importance of upward social mobility for children; satisfaction with standard of living; judgement on social justice in the FRG and discrimination of workers and refugees; perception of social differences and class contrasts; attitude to social differences (scale); determinants of upward social mobility; assessment of personal social mobility; expectation of occupational mobility; assumed security of occupational existence; course of training and occupational career; participation in further education courses; age and occupational position of brothers. 3. Associations with the terms ´security´, ´freedom´, ´social´ and assignment of the term ´social party´ to one of the parties. 4. Standard demography: regional and social origins; school degrees of parents; self-assessment of social class; sources of income; characteristics of one´s own employment and that of spouse; detailed recording and encoding of occupation according to the ISCO code system; year of birth; housing situation; religiousness; memberships; local residency. Interviewer rating: type of building; type of city; presence of other persons and their intervention in interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate, length of interview and time of conducting.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 1.2 Labour relations/conflict
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniversePersons 18 years old and older living in private households.
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 CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 05.1976 - 07.1976

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)
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Further Remarks

NotesThe remaining ZUMABUSSE are archived under following Nos.: ZUMABUS 2 - 1977 (ZA Study No. 0814) ZUMABUS 3 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1224) ZUMABUS 4 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1017) ZUMABUS 5 - 1980 (ZA Study No. 1225) ZUMABUS 6 - 1982 (ZA Study No. 1226) ZUMABUS 7 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1336) ZUMABUS 8 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1337) ZUMABUS 9 - 1985 (ZA Study No. 1338) Parts of the ZUMA standard demography have been summarized in a time series archived under ZA Study No. 1233.
Number of Units: 2036
Number of Variables: 358
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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