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ZA1651: State Election in Hesse 1987

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Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2012): State Election in Hesse 1987. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1651 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1651
TitleState Election in Hesse 1987
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection03.1987 - 04.1987
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


AbstractPolitical attitudes as well as judgement on parties and politicians. Topics: political interest; intent to participate in the election; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure) in state and Federal Parliament elections; behavior at the polls in the last state and Federal Parliament elections; certainty of one´s voting decision; satisfaction with the state government as well as the individual government or opposition parties (scale); sympathy scale for selected state politicians; preference for prime minister; attitude to an absolute majority for one of the major parties; preferred government coalition; issue relevance and issue competence of possible state governments; comparison of the economic situation in Hesse with that in the rest of the Federal Republic and expected influence of the current state government on this situation; attitude to a closure of the Hanau Betriebe fuer nukleare Brennelemente {nuclear fuel element companies}; assessment of the possibility of an accident in the Hanau Brennelemente-Fabrik; attitude to nuclear power plants and judgement on the possibility of a nuclear accident in a German nuclear power plant; assumed probability as well as attitude to taking seats in state parliament by the FDP and the Greens; assumed winner in the next state parliament election; judgement on the efforts of the top candidates of the CDU and SPD for election success up to now; dialect. Demography: month and year of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; number of persons in household 18 years old or older; relationship of respondent to head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination and party identification; characterization of residential surroundings according to occupational groups; union membership. Also encoded was: district code; state.
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
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy


Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
UniversePersons eligible to vote in a 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
  • 03.1987 - 04.1987

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

Number of Units: 989
Number of Variables: 82
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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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