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ZA1323: Federal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 1st Wave 1978)

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1984): Federal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 1st Wave 1978). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1323 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1323
TitleFederal Parliament Election 1980 (Panel: 1st Wave 1978)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1984)
Date of Collection11.1978 - 11.1978
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn


AbstractPolitical attitudes and judgement on parties as well as politicians. The contents of the three surveys (ZA Study Nos. 1323 - 1325) are each divided in two, in a block of questions identical at all survey times and a further block specific to the respective wave. Topics: 1. The part of the survey identical to all investigations: judgement on one´s own economic situation and that of the Federal Republic; political interest; most important political event; party inclination and party identification; most important political task in the Federal Republic and most able party; satisfaction with the government coalition (SPD/FDP) and the opposition (CDU/CSU); party preference (Sunday question, first vote and second vote) as well as certainty of one´s voting decision; self-classification and classification of the parties on a conservative-modern continuum; strength of the representation of personal political concepts in the individual parties; satisfaction with the political system in the FRG; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976; self-assessment of feeling of belonging to the group of Europeans, of Liberals, of Conservatives, of the Left, of Free Democrats, of Christian Democrats and of Social Democrats; approval of the FDP´s departure from the Federal Parliament and most important reasons for this; judgement on the freedom of decision for the FDP in the choice of coalition; party preference of spouse; size of municipality; characteristics of place of residence; date of interview; length of interview. 2. Beyond this the following questions were posed in this wave: judgement on party efforts for selected population groups; the positive and negative sides of the SPD, CDU/CSU and of the FDP; adequate consideration of more recent problem areas by the established parties (protest potential); desire for further parties; attitude to separation of CDU and CSU as well as to a nation-wide expansion of the CSU; contacts with authorities and officials; judgement on the last contact with authorities; judgement on the efforts of the government for greater populism; expected opportunities for the parties to influence the government´s populism; the party making the strongest efforts for populism; personal opinion allegiance and frequency of seeking advice; party preference of opinion leader; reliable sources and conversation partner in the search for information on political questions; personal intent to participate in the election and party preference at the state level (Sunday question). Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; number of recipients of income; household income; characteristics of spouse; position in household; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; self-assessment of social class; Interviewer rating: length of interview; date.
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)
UniverseThe population eligible to vote and 18 years old or older.
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 CollectorINFRATEST, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 11.1978

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
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Further Remarks

NotesThe current data set is the first wave of a three-part panel survey. The second and third waves are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1324 and 1325. The complete panel investigation is also available as an integrated data set.
Number of Units: 5976
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