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ZA1371: State Election in Hesse 1983

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Landtagswahl in Hessen 1983
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2012): State Election in Hesse 1983. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1371 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1371
TitleState Election in Hesse 1983
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection09.1983 - 09.1983
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Berger, Manfred - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Gibowski, Wolfgang G. - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Roth, Dieter - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Schulte, Wolfgang - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians shortly before the state parliament election in Hesse. Topics: personal intent to participate in the election or absentee ballot; personal change in party voted for; voting intent; certainty of one´s voting decision; other party one can vote for; the significance of federal political aspects for the regional election; election procedure at the last election; party preference (rank order procedure); satisfaction with government and opposition (scale); satisfaction with top candidates of one´s preferred party; sympathy scale for leading politicians in state; attitude to the Greens and FDP in parliament; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred government coalition; most important state political topics and their significance for one´s own voting decision; preferred head of government; most active party in election campaign; assumed election winner; assumed taking seats in Parliament by smaller parties; personal intent to participate in a Federal Parliament election and preferred party there (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election in March 1983; satisfaction with the CDU/CSU-FDP coalition in Bonn; social status of residential area. Demography: household size and number of adult persons in household; sex; age; marital status; school degree; employment; occupation; head of household; employment and occupation of head of household; union member; religious denomination; religiousness; party inclination; party identification; characterization of residential area based on social status of neighbors.
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
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
UniversePersons with German citizenship, living in private households and eligible to vote in the state parliament election
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 CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 09.1983

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2012-2-27 Data release as of February 2012
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe survey contents are identical to that archived under ZA Study Nos. 1371 and 1372.
Number of Units: 1074
Number of Variables: 65
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, OSIRIS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Hessen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl am 25. September 1983. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1983. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 35)
Relevant full texts
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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal State Election studies
    The available studies on the German ferderal state elections go back as far as 1962. These studies were conducted for the most part as representative surveys in the run-up to elections of the Landtage, the Bremer Bürgerschaft or the Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus. German Federal State Election studies which were surveyed within the framework of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) are not contained in this group.
  • State Elections in Hesse