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ZA2316: State Election in Lower Saxony 1978

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang; Zimmer, Gerlinde (2012): State Election in Lower Saxony 1978. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2316 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2316
TitleState Election in Lower Saxony 1978
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection05.1978 - 05.1978
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
  • Zimmer, Gerlinde - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: Willingness to participate in the coming state election and decision for an absentee ballot; party preference (list procedure and rank order procedure); party one cannot vote for; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election 1974; time of personal voting decision; election of personalities or matter-of-fact voting decision; importance of federal-level political topics for one´s own political decisions at state level; sympathy scale for the leading state politicians, state government and opposition; coalition preference; most important political problems at state level with influence on one´s own voting decision; judgement on the coalition change of the FDP; expected election winner; expected influence of the election result on the situation of the SPD/FDP Federal Government; religiousness; union membership; party inclination and party identification; characterization of residential area by means of occupational groups.
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
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
UniverseEligible voters
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Random route procedure
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 CollectorMARPLAN, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 05.1978

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: 981
Number of Variables: 58
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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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 Lower Saxony