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ZA1502: Spring Study 1973

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1986): Spring Study 1973. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1502 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1502
TitleSpring Study 1973
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1986)
Date of Collection05.1973 - 06.1973
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn


AbstractPolitical attitudes and judgement on the parties. Topics: judgement on the economic situation of the FRG and assessment of further economic development; political interest; most important political events in the last year; judgement on relations with the GDR; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); characterization of current SPD/FDP government; most important political tasks of the Federal Republic; party inclination; party identification; sympathy scale for parties; task preference in the education area; assessment of relationship of price increases and wage or salary increases; expected price development next year; self-assessment and classification of parties on a left-right continuum; assessment of importance of selected issues and the supposed position of the CDU/CSU as well as the SPD on these questions; attitude to employment of radicals in the civil service as teachers as well as civil servants; use of money given a fictitious doubling of personal income; familiarity of the Jusos {young socialists} and their expected influence on political events in the Federal Republic; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; designation of groups and persons, dangerous to the state; attitude to saving (scale). Demography: date of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; current and earlier employment; monthly net income of head of household; monthly net household income; number of persons contributing to household income; position of respondent in household; characteristics of head of household; number of persons in household eligible to vote; city size; state; refugee status; union membership; possession of a telephone. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in survey topic; number of contact attempts; date of interview; length 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
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


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 CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 05.1973 - 06.1973

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

NotesA split questionnaire was used. For the question of party identification an insignificant change in question formulation was used. Further Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453 1455, 1501, 1503, 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1811, 1954 and 1956.
Number of Units: 1023
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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