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ZA1134: Federal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 2nd Wave, October 1975)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1981): Federal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 2nd Wave, October 1975). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1134 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1134
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1976 (Panel: 2nd Wave, October 1975)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1981)
Date of Collection10.1975 - 10.1975
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractAttitude to political and economic questions. Judgement on parties and politicians in view of the next Federal Parliament election. Image of the candidates for chancellor. Topics: 1. judgement on political problems and abilities to solve them: importance of political problems; issue competence of the parties; most important political events of the past; most important political task in the state and party with the greatest ability to solve this at state level; trust in selected government and democratic institutions and information on changes in trust in these institutions. 2. political interest and evaluation of parties: personal agreements with parties and politicians; assessment of the perceived agreement between selected politicians and their parties on a scale; image of the parties in form of social groups primarily represented by these parties; preferred candidate for chancellor to solve economic problems; image of the candidates for chancellor (semantic differentials); coalition preference; reasons for government participation by the FDP; party preference (ballot procedure for first vote and second vote); interest in politics. 3. judgement on the economic situation: judgement on the economic situation of the FRG as well as its development; judgement on personal economic situation; economic expectations for the future; expected price development and personal income development; expected development of personal standard of living; assessment of general economic situation as crisis and judgement on its significance; personal impact of the economic crisis; personal impact of short time work or unemployment; significance of the governing party for the economic situation; privileged and underprivileged social groups in the FRG; judgement on the development of security in the world and in the country after the conference on disarmament and security; level of regular savings deposits. Demography: age; sex; marital status; school education; employment; occupational satisfaction; place of work at place of residence; judgement on personal occupation prospects; household income; number of income recipients; size of household; respondent is head of household; self-assessment of social class; degree of urbanization; Interviewer rating: housing situation; length of interview; 4. miscellaneous: characterization of residential surroundings Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in survey topic; assessment of degree of difficulty of the survey for the respondent; length of interview; state.
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
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseNo specific information
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
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 10.1975

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

Number of Units: 3248
Number of Variables: 193
Data Type: single-punch
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Oberndörfer, Dieter (Hrsg.): Wahlverhalten in der BRD: Studien zu ausgewählten Problemen der Wahlforschung aus Anlaß der Bundestagswahl 1976. Berlin: Duncker und Humblot 1978.
  • Eltermann, Ludolf K.: Kanzler und Oppositionsführer in der Wählergunst: Empirische Untersuchungsergebnisse zum Bild der Spitzenpolitiker in der Bevölkerung der Bundesrepublik von 1971 bis 1976. Stuttgart: Verlag Bonn Aktuell 1980. (Studien zur Politik Band 4, herausgegeben im Auftrag der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)
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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