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ZA2201: Politbarometer 1982 (Cumulated Data Set)

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Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (1992): Politbarometer 1982 (Cumulated Data Set). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2201 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2201
TitlePolitbarometer 1982 (Cumulated Data Set)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1992)
Date of Collection01.1982 - 11.1982
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


AbstractAt all nine survey times the following questions were posed: party preference (list procedure and rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the parties, government, opposition and selected top politicians; party inclination; party identification; union membership; religiousness; description of residential surroundings; city size. In at least one of the monthly surveys the following questions were posed: right people in leading positions; satisfaction with democracy; political interest; party one cannot vote for; sympathy scale for Reagan and Thatcher; judgement on general as well as personal economic situation and expected further economic development; comparison of the economic situation in the Federal Republic with other countries of the EC; significance of the governing party for one´s own economic situation and preferred party in view of the economic development; assessment of the development of general unemployment; job creation as government or private task; expected effectiveness of the employment program of the Federal Government and attitude to financing through a sales tax increase; alternatively preferred desired financing; general attitude to illicit work and personal tendency to employ someone doing illicit work; judgement on the SPD/FDP cooperation; desired duration of this coalition; attitude to different views between the coalition parties and perceived jeopardy to the coalition from different views; preferred coalition change of the FDP and desire for new elections in such a case; judgement on the coalition break-up and assigment of blame; attitude to a Bonn government office for Franz-Josef Strauss; attitude to early new elections; judgement on the separation of SPD and FDP as well as the change of government; attitude to absolute majority for one party; coalition preference; expected election winner; assessment of the chances of the Greens to take seats in the municipal council, state parlament and Federal Parliament; chances of a green government participation; chances of the FDP to take seats in the Federal Parliament; necessity of a new party; self-classification as well as classification of the parties on a left-right continuum; comparison of the military strength of East and West and perceived threat from this; judgement on German-American relations and perceived changes since assumption of office by Reagan; desire for increased orientation towards the USA; perceived change of the security of peace in Europe; necessity of the peace movement and readiness for participation in demonstrations; judgement on the natural gas and pipe deal with the USSR and assessment of the USSR as reliable partner; sympathy scale for Italians, Yugoslavs, Americans, Greeks, French and Turks in the Federal Republic; necessity of guest workers for the German economy; attitude to limitation of length of stay of guest workers; attitude to preference for Germans in hiring; attitude to making it easier to acquire German citizenship and to the right to vote in municipal elections for foreigners; foreigners as neighbors or colleagues; attitude to reduction in the foreign workforce in the Federal Republic; issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; attitude to expansion of nuclear power plants and reduction in governmental services in the social area as well as stationing of missiles in the Federal Republic; attitude to cancellation of financial aid for school children and financial aid for students; judgement on the Federal Government as well as the political system in the Federal Republic as guarantee for fundamental freedoms as well as just and fair; preference for increased personal responsibility or government responsibility; postmaterialism; attitude to intervention of church and trade unions in politics; attitude to a later store closing one day each week; expected world soccer champion and assumed placing of the German team.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Unemployment
  • Migration
  • Leisure, tourism and sport
  • International politics and organisations
  • Conflict, security and peace
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.3 Unemployment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 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
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniversePersons with German citizenship living in private households 18 years old and older
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: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 01.1982 - 11.1982

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe data set contains the cumulation of ZA Study Nos. 2195 to 2200 as well as 1277, 1278 and 1282. In July 1982 no survey was conducted. The Politbarometers present a monthly trend investigation commissioned by the Second German Television (ZDF). Further Politbarometers are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1053, 1275, 1276, 1536, 1762, 1779, 1899, 1901, 1920, 1987, 2101, 2102, 2114, 2160, 2171, 2182, 2194, 2201, 2209, 2221, 2275 as well as 2287.
Number of Units: 9854
Number of Variables: 185
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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Research Data Centre
  •  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.