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ZA2361: The Situation after the Federal Parliament Election 1949

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Situation nach der Bundestagswahl 1949;
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The Situation after the Federal Parliament Election 1949
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach (2015): The Situation after the Federal Parliament Election 1949. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2361 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2361
TitleThe Situation after the Federal Parliament Election 1949
Current Version2.0.0, 2015-7-31,
Date of Collection08.1949 - 08.1949
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractJudgement on current economic and political questions. Topics: Election participation at the last Federal Parliament election; reasons for non-participation in the election; voting for the candidate of a party or a candidate without party affiliation; trust in party voted for; associations with the term socialization; belief in the political future of Germany; attitude to an active German peace initiative; expected development of a desire for peace in Germany, even under absence of independence of the country; personal readiness for action to regain political and economic independence of the country; willingness to make sacrifices for this independence; expectation of relative prosperity for West Germans; attitude to a re-distribution of national income; preference for free competition or socialization; preference for the Russian, English or German model of socialism; attitude to a strengthening of government influence due to socialism; expected ability of workers' representatives and trade unions regarding a socialist-led government; preferred management institution (works council, owner, trade unions, authorities, experts) for a socialized company; preference for restricted economic areas with customs duties or free world trade; judgement on the achievements of the parties since the collapse of 1949; preference for independence of the parties in achievement of their programs or preference for a common effort to achieve economic independence; attitude to Bonn as Federal Capital; preferred alternative capital city; refugee status; sign of the horoscope of respondent; height; preferred color; color of hair of respondent; listening to the radio. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate. With some questions it was additionally encoded whether the respondent provided explanatory comments. In part these comments were encoded for content in the sense of an open question.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 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
  • (), the three western zones and West Berlin
UniverseGerman population 18 years old and older.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Quota sample
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 CollectorInstitut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach
Date of Collection
  • 08.1949

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2015-7-31
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

NotesThe current data are part of an omnibus survey. The question of party preference is not contained in this data set, since this information was obtained anonymously after the interview (Urnenmodell). The original data are available in the IfD Allensbach as a so-called "Staebchenspiel", as a "Korrelations-Baukasten", as described in E. Noelle, Umfragen in der Massengesellschaft, rororo 1963, page 204-205. Making the data machine-readable was commissioned by the Zentralarchiv in 1993. At the Institut fuer Demoskopie {Institute for Public Opinion Research} in Allensbach the data set has IfD Archive No. 20.
Number of Units: 1967
Number of Variables: 62
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Institut für Demoskopie: Bericht über die erste Umfrage der wirtschaftspolitischen Gesellschaft von 1947 über die deutsche Situation: Im Anschluß an die Bundestagswahl am 14. August 1949. Allensbach: Institut für Demoskopie (1949) (Unveröffentlichtes Manuskript)
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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal Election Studies
    The data base consists of one-off surveys, panel surveys, and cumulated surveys. It comprises representative polls for all German federal elections since 1949.
    Further studies are listed under GLES (German Longitudinal Election Study).