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ZA1966: State Parliament Elections in the New States 1990

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Landtagswahlen in den neuen Bundesländern 1990
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Parliament Elections in the New States 1990. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1966 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1966
TitleState Parliament Elections in the New States 1990
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection09.1990 - 09.1990
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Political questions. Topics: satisfaction with the development of democracy in the GDR; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); behavior at the polls in the last election for the East German Parliament; satisfaction with the achievements of the GDR government, of the Federal Government in Bonn and of the SPD opposition in Bonn; preference for prime minister; preference for federal chancellor; sympathy scale for the top politicians; preferred party for an absolute majority in the state parliament; coalition preference; attitude to unification of the two German nations; judgement on the current economic situation and further development of the GDR; issue competence of the parties; expected election winner; fear of unemployment and expected personal situation in a year; 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


Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE), GDR and East Berlin
UniverseEligible voters
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
The two samples were drwawn from the total of 20.613 constituencies in the election and ranked by the percentage of the alliance in the People´s Parliament election and by the countries.
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 CollectorUSUMA, Berlin; EMNID, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 09.1990

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

Number of Units: 1716
Number of Variables: 77
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in den neuen Bundesländern: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahlen vom 14. Oktober 1990 Mannheim: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen 1990
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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 Berlin
  • State Elections in Brandenburg
  • State Elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • State Elections in Saxony