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ZA1465: Election for the House of Representatives in Berlin 1985

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Wahl zum Abgeordnetenhaus in Berlin 1985
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2012): Election for the House of Representatives in Berlin 1985. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1465 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1465
TitleElection for the House of Representatives in Berlin 1985
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection02.1985 - 03.1985
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. Topics: intent to participate in the election or absentee ballot in the election for the House of Representatives; personal change in party voted for; party preference (ballot procedure as well as rank order procedure); certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last election; sympathy scale for Berlin parties as well as top candidates; satisfaction with government and opposition as well as top candidates of one´s preferred party; assumed probability and attitude to the FDP or the Alternative List taking seats in the House of Representatives; attitude to an absolute majority for one party; preferred mayor and government coalition; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; judgement on the economic situation of Berlin in comparison to the rest of the Federal Republic; ability of state or Federal Government or parties to improve the economic situation of Berlin; preferred conduct of the SPD or the Alternative List in view of forming a government; judgement on election campaign activities of party supporters; assumed election winner in the election to the House of Representatives; personal unemployment or unemployed in household. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; party identification; social origins; union membership. Interviewer rating: city reference number; place of work; 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
  • Berlin (DE-BE), West Berlin
UniversePersons eligible to vote in the election to the House of Representatives
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
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
  • 02.1985 - 03.1985

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

NotesComparable state election studies are archived from other states.
Number of Units: 1014
Number of Variables: 139
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Berlin: Eine Analyse der Wahl zum Abgeordnetenhaus am 10. März 1985. Mannheim: Selbstverlag 1985. (Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 39)
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 Berlin