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ZA1399: Kiel Election Study 1983

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Citation Citation Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (1985): Kiel Election Study 1983. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1399 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1399
TitleKiel Election Study 1983
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1985)
Date of Collection02.1983 - 02.1983
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel


AbstractPolitical attitudes and judgement on parties as well as politicians. Topics: political interest; most important political tasks in the Federal Republic and issue competence of parties as well as politicians; judgement on current economic situation and assessment of further economic development of the Federal Republic; party preference (first vote and second vote, ballot procedure); personal change in party voted for; importance of election result for further development of the Federal Republic; classification of parties with selected occupational groups for which they make particular efforts; self-classification as well as classification of parties and politicians on a left-right continuum; judgement on productivity and sympathy scale for the most important parties and the top politicians; party inclination and party identification; reasons for and time of change of personal party inclination; attitude to nuclear power plants, the installation of new weapon systems and the peace movement; attitude to house occupation; assessment of the extent of the housing problem in the Federal Republic; preferred conduct of the governments regarding house occupiers; most important political goals; judgement on the conduct of the politicians in the Federal Parliament election campaign; most important sources of information about politicians and parties; preference for chancellor. Residents in Schleswig-Holstein were asked the following additional questions regarding the state parliament election: issue competence of the state parties and state politicians; party preference regarding the state parliament election; personal change in party voted for; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election (question of recall); importance of the election result for further development of Schleswig-Holstein; left-right classification of the state parties; assessment of productivity and sympathy scale for the state parties; judgement on the election campaign in Schleswig-Holstein; preferred prime minister. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; is there a works council in the company; income; household income; sources of income; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; self-assessment of social class; memberships; union membership; personal membership in the works council; earlier and current offices; church office; number of persons in household with their own income; possession of a telephone; number of eligible voters in household; city size. Interviewer rating: length of interview and 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)
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
  • 02.1983

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 investigations archived under ZA Study Nos. 1391 to 1396 and 1398 were also conducted within the framework of the same project and with comparable question formulations.
Number of Units: 1849
Number of Variables: 209
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, OSIRIS


  • Kaltefleiter, Werner: Eine kritische Wahl: Anmerkungen zur Bundestagswahl 1983. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte B 14/83 vom 9.4.1983, S. 3-17.
  • Kaltefleiter, Werner: Parteien im Umbruch: Ein Beitrag zur politischen Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Düsseldorf, Wien: Econ Verlag 1984.
Relevant full texts
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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).
  • Kieler Wahlstudien
    ´Kieler Wahlstudien´ are surveys that were conducted between 1976 and 1990 in conjunction with federal elections.