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ZA1808: Autumn Study 1984

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (2014): Autumn Study 1984. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1808 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1808
TitleAutumn Study 1984
Current Version2.0.0, 2014-2-5,
Date of Collection10.1984 - 11.1984
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political attitudes. Topics: confidence in the future; judgement on the economic situation in the Federal Republic and assessment of further development next year; expected development of one´s own financial situation in a year; most important political events in the last year; interest in politics; party inclination and party allegiance as well as reasons for identification with a party (scale); attitude to the economic policy of the Federal Government; attitude to a further cost-cutting policy of the Federal Government to promote an economic upturn; party preference (ballot procedure); personal change in party voted for; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1983 and satisfaction with elected party; issue relevance; issue competence of the parties; attitude to the socially-oriented market economy and the achievement principle; assessment of the development of unemployment in the Federal Republic next year; judgement on the prospects for lasting peace in Europe; jeopardy to world peace through the great powers USA or Soviet Union; assessment of the willingness of the Soviet Union to agree with the west as well as attitude to NATO; attitude to the peace movement; preferred social system; satisfaction with democracy in the country; assessment of the federal parties on a left-right continuum; perceived possibilities to influence politics (scale); sympathy scale for the federal parties; attitude to the Greens taking seats in the Federal Parliament and in various state parliaments; attitude to a cooperation of the SPD with the Greens; reasons for election of Greens; attitude to violence against persons; self-assessment of condition of health; personal health behavior; routine medical tests and check-ups; most important environmental problems; expected development of danger to the environment in the Federal Republic in the next five years; personal willingness to purchase a low-pollution car or modify an old vehicle; acceptable cost for such a modification; modification dependent on tax advantages. Religiousness; union membership and solidarity with trade unions; job security; self-assessment of social class; possession of a telephone. Interviewer rating: length of interview; date of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons 18 years old and older
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 CollectorContest-Census, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 10.1984 - 11.1984

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2014-2-5 processed archive edition
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesFurther Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1452, 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 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: 3060
Number of Variables: 278
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • 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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