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ZA1932: State Election in the Saarland 1990

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in the Saarland 1990. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1932 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1932
TitleState Election in the Saarland 1990
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection01.1990 - 01.1990
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Current political questions. Topics: most important problems of the state; intent to participate in the coming state parliament election; party preference (rank order and list procedure); party inclination and party identification; election participation in the last state parliament election; sympathy scale for the parties at federal and state level as well as for the top politicians in the state; satisfaction with the state government, the opposition and the Federal Government in Bonn; attitude to an absolute SPD majority in the state parliament election; preferred coalitions; preference for prime minister; comparison of credibility, energy, modernity and sense of responsibility of the top candidates Lafontaine and Toepfer; preference for Lafontaine as candidate for chancellor of the SPD; judgement on the economic situation in the state and in comparison with the entire Federal Republic; expected changes in the economic situation in the state; problem-solving ability of an SPD or CDU state government in questions of economy, environmental protection, the job market and the housing market as well as personal satisfaction with the current situation in these areas; job security; understanding for emigrants from the GDR; feared disadvantages in the job market as well as housing market through emigrants; residential status; city size; judgement on privileges for emigrants from the GDR; assumed taking seats in the state parliament by the FDP, the Greens as well as the Republicans and judgement on this; most active party supporters in the election campaign; significance of the state government for the future of the state; assumed election winner and probability of an absolute majority for the SPD; college degree; journeymen´s test; union membership; religiousness.
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
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
UniverseEligible voters living in private households with a telephone
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Simple random
RLD procedure (randomize last digit)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorForschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 01.1990

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 investigations with almost identical content were conducted on the occasion of the parliamentary elections in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. These are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1933 and 1934.
Number of Units: 1024
Number of Variables: 99
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl im Saarland: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 28. Januar 1990. Berichte der Forschungsgruppe e.V., Mannheim Nr. 55, 1. Febr. 1990.
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 Saarland