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ZA1762: Politbarometer 1988 (Cumulated Data Set)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1989): Politbarometer 1988 (Cumulated Data Set). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1762 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1762
Study No.ZA1762
TitlePolitbarometer 1988 (Cumulated Data Set)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1762 (Publication Year 1989)
Date of Collection01.1988 - 12.1988
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
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Langhans, Monika - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator

Content

AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Compilation summary of all the Politbarometer surveys conducted in 1988. Topics: February: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition; issue competence of the current Federal Government as well as a possible SPD-led government; perceived support for Kohl by the CDU and for Vogel by the SPD; perceived support of the government coalition by CSU and FDP; attitude to nuclear power plants; assessment of the possibility of a nuclear accident in a German nuclear power plant; assumed jeopardy to the population from disregard for regulations in storage and transport of radioactive waste; postmaterialism index; self-classification on a left-right continuum; attitude to the principle of rule by law and restriction of fundamental rights; attitude to the death penalty; attitude to prohibition of parties endangering security; freedom of the press for opponents of the state. January: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; issue relevance; preferred formation of a government in Baden-Wuerttemberg and Schleswig-Holstein; attitude to government compulsion measures in the fight against AIDS; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to stricter government measures against political violent criminals and opponents of the state (scale). March: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; judgement on selected recommendations on reduction in unemployment and assumed most effective measure; attitude and personal readiness for reduction in working hours with concurrent reduction in wages; judgement on this measure as contribution to reduction of unemployment; judgement on the efforts of the unemployed for a job; preferred government coalition; colouring and hiding Easter eggs; participation in consecration of the palms on Palm Sunday; vacation trip over Easter. April: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls (ballot procedure) at the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; issue relevance; judgement on the current and future economic situation in the Federal Republic; knowledge about the health care reform and attitude to various measures to curb cost increase; attitude to care benefit for the care of seriously ill in one´s family; existence of organized crime in the Federal Republic; attitude to extension of the rights of the police to combat this form of crime; attitude to equal legal status for marriage and long-term relationships similar to marriage; personal knowledge of such a relation. May: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; attitude to abortion and the counseling system; party representing one´s own attitude to this question; judgement on the efforts of the unemployed for a job; attitude to north-south divide in the Federal Republic and reasons for this development; attitude to financial aid for the north from the southern states; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; assumed winner of the European Soccer Championship; attitude to the salary payments in the national soccer league; attitude to support of paid soccer by the cities; associations with the name Salzgitter; most important reasons for the election success of the SPD and the defeat of the CDU in Schleswig-Holstein; living together with a partner; city size. June: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls (ballot procedure) at the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; preferred FDP chairman; issue ability of the current Federal Government and a possible SPD-led government; EC membership as advantage or disadvantage; preferred form of Western European integration; attitude to a uniform currency in Europe; preference for national or European solution of selected political problems. August: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; preferred candidate for chancellor of the SPD; attitude to the quota of women in the SPD and the proportion of women in politics; vegetarian; attitude to keeping animals in factory-like feeding facilities; willingness to pay higher meat prices to avoid this manner of keeping animals; fear of harm to health from hormone-contaminated veal; assumed health burden through other foods; attitude to stricter laws and checks as protection against foods harmful to health; attitude to ethnic Germans moving from Eastern Europe; most sympathetic man in the Federal Republic; city size. September: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; preferred government coalition; judgement on one´s own and general current and future economic situation; significance of possible government coalitions for one´s own economic situation; perceived changes in selected political areas since the change of government of 1982; preferred FDP chairman and assumed winner of the chairman election; judgement on the extent of foreign aid; preferred solution for the debtor problems of the developing countries; attitude to canceling debt in exchange for environmental protection measures; capability of developing countries for self-determination in environmental protection measures; city size. October: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; effects of the death of Strauss on the government activity of Kohl and the influence of the CSU in Bonn; judgement on the relations between the Federal Republic and the Soviet Union; perceived changes in the relations since assumption of office by Gorbachev; attitude to a visit by Kohl in the Soviet Union and assumed effects on bilateral relations; trustworthiness of Gorbachev, Reagan and Kohl; assumed readiness for disarmament of the Federal Republic and of the Soviet Union; feeling of military threat from the Soviet Union; attitude to arms expenditures in the Federal Republic; assumed military superiority of the West or East; assessment of the development of security of peace in Europe in the last year; attitude to German division; watching television; interest in reports and information about the Soviet Union; knowledge about Russia; assessment of the Soviet Union as a reliable economic partner; attitude to an expansion of German-Soviet economic relations; assumed change of living conditions in the Soviet Union from the policies of Gorbachev; threat to health from addictive drugs and AIDS; satisfaction with the achievements of the Federal Government and democracy in the Federal Republic; attitude to construction or closure of nuclear power plants; willingness to pay higher prices for food less impacted by harmful substances; effects of reports about hormone-contaminated veal on personal veal consumption; preferred president of the USA; city size. November: Satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; most important politicians in the Federal Republic; attitude to admitting ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe and asylum-seekers; attitude to a preferential treatment of ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe or asylum-seekers; attitude to a 4-day week; attitude to Saturday work; knowledge about plans for health care reform and attitude to the reform proposals; assumed contribution of health care reform to cost reduction in the public health system; attitude to the resignation of Federal Parliament President Jenninger; concern for loss of one´s job; city size. December: The right people in leading positions; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behaviour at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; sympathy scale for the political parties and selected politicians; satisfaction scale for the government coalition and opposition in Bonn; judgement on one´s own and general current and future economic situation; ability in matters of economic policy of the current Federal Government and a possible SPD-led government; significance of possible government coalitions in Bonn for one´s own economic situation; judgement on support of the policies of Kohl by the CDU as well as the current government coalition by the CSU and the FDP; attitude to the appointment of ministers not members of the Federal Parliament; attitude to a prohibition of low-altitude flights; assessment of the development of security of peace in Europe in the last year; judgement on the military balance of power after the one-sided disarmament measures of the Soviet Union; attitude to construction or closure of nuclear power plants; assumed probability of a nuclear accident with serious consequences in a German nuclear power plant; personal annual balance sheet and forecast; concern for loss of one´s job; city size. Demography: year of birth and month of birth; sex; marital status; living together with a partner; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school degree achieved and sought; vocational training; college degree; occupational position; employment; journeymen´s test; activity in the civil service; military rank; number of persons 18 years old and older in household; number of persons between 14 and 21 years old in household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; union memberships in household; party inclination. Additonaly encoded: area code; month of interview; weighting factor; Bundesland.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 7.5 Health policy
  • 7.7 Childbearing, family planning and abortion
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniversePersons eligible to vote in a Federal Parliament election. August-December: Persons eligible to vote in a Federal Parliament election who live in a household with telephone mainlines.
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: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
  • Telephone interview
January-June: Face-to-face interview: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI) August-December: Telephone interview
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 01.1988 - 12.1988

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1762 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe Politbarometers for 1987 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1642-1650.
Number of Units: 11184
Number of Variables: 299
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS

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  •  Politbarometer
    The ´Politbarometer´ surveys are performed since 1977 at about monthly intervals by the Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Institute for election research) for the ZDF (Second German TV network). Since 1990 it is also available for the newly formed German states. They are intended to poll the opinions and attitudes of eligible Germans with regard to current events and issues as well as to political parties and individual politicians.