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ZA2582: State Election in Hesse 1995

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Landtagswahl in Hessen 1995
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in Hesse 1995. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2582 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA2582
TitleState Election in Hesse 1995
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection02.1995 - 02.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians in Hesse. Attitude to current political questions at state level. Topics: Eligibility to vote in the state; city size; most important political problems in Hesse; intent to participate in the state election; preference for absentee ballot; party preference (first and second vote); point in time and certainty of one´s voting decision; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for selected parties at federal and state level as well as for the top politicians of the state; satisfaction scale for the Federal Government; satisfaction with achievements of the SPD-Greens state government as well as the CDU and the FDP as opposition in the state parliament; knowledge about the top candidates of the CDU and SPD for the office of prime minister; party preference in the state; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; judgement on the credibility, the energy, the sympathy, the sense of responsibility and the expertise of Hans Eichel in comparison to Manfred Kanther; judgement on economic situation and business prediction for the state as well as personal economic situation; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the western federal territory; most able party (CDU versus SPD) in the areas economy, job creation, environmental protection, crime, education policies and housing problems; expected winner of the state parliament election; chances of the FDP to take seats in the state parliament; knowledge of opinion polls on the state parliament election; perceived influence of one´s own voting decision through opinion polls; assessment of personal job security; jeopardy to job and unemployment in the close circle of friends; union membership; religiousness; party inclination; party identification.
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
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
UniverseEligible voters.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure as well as sample of the target person according to a key based on birthday and eligibility to vote in the state
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
  • 02.1995

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: 1002
Number of Variables: 91
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen: Wahl in Hessen: Eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 5. März 1995. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Nr. 80, 1995.
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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 Hesse