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ZA1454: Autumn Study 1982

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1985): Autumn Study 1982. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1454 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1454
TitleAutumn Study 1982
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1985)
Date of Collection11.1982 - 11.1982
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and economic development of personal household; political interest; contentment with life; general judgement on conditions and prospects for the future in the Federal Republic; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; satisfaction with the government coalition and opposition; attitude to the coalition change of the FDP 1980; judgement on political effects of the change of government 1980; major reasons for the failure of the SPD/FDP coalition; classification of parties and self-classification on a left-right continuum; criticism of trade unions due to their support of the SPD; judgement on the change of government 1980; judgement on the successes of the current government (scale); attitude to political measures and changes to the law to improve economic difficulties, now planned or being carried out; employer-friendly policies of the government; chances of the FDP and the Greens to obtain seats in the next Federal Parliament; interest in FDP and Greens taking seats in the next Federal Parliament; assumed governing party after the next Federal Parliament election; judgement on the Greens; attitude to a coalition of the SPD with the Greens; coalition preferences after the next Federal Parliament election; characterization of the parties; characteristics of a desirable society (scale); issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; religiousness; self-assessment of social class; party preference of spouse; presence at home in the last three working days before the interview; date of birth. Interviewer rating: size of place of residence; interest of respondent in interview; number of contact attempts; length of interview; 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), FRG without West-Berlin
UniversePersons with German citizenship 18 years old or older and living in private households.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
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 CollectorINFRATEST, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 11.1982

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

NotesFurther Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956. The Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453, 1455, 1501 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955.
Number of Units: 2015
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Veen, Hans-Joachim; Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth (Hrsg.): Wählerverhalten im Wandel: Bestimmungsgründe und politisch-kulturelle Trends am Beispiel der Bundestagswahl 1987. Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 1991. (Studien zur Politik, Band 16)
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