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ZA2799: Mass-Media and Voters (Federal Parliament Election Study 1994)

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Citation Citation Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Erbring, Lutz; Stöss, Richard (1996): Mass-Media and Voters (Federal Parliament Election Study 1994). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2799 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2799
TitleMass-Media and Voters (Federal Parliament Election Study 1994)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1996)
Date of Collection01.1994 - 12.1994
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
  • Erbring, Lutz - Freie Universität Berlin
  • Stöss, Richard - Freie Universität Berlin


AbstractMedia usage and voting decision. Topics: Most interesting topics in the media; prediction of general economic development and personal living conditions; most important political problems; currently most able party; preference for chancellor; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election 1990 and party preference (Sunday question); habitual voting inclination; assessment of problem-solving ability of established parties; media usage for daily newspapers and television; self-assessment of interest in politics; party membership. Also encoded were: day of interview; interview week; municipality code; city size.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseAll German-speaking persons 14 years old and older living in private households with telephone
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage random sample according to the RLD procedure. Sample of target persons according to the birthday method.
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 CollectorFORSA, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 01.1994 - 12.1994

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

NotesBesides this data set covering the entire time interval 1994 there is also a smaller pre-election investigation conducted only a few days before the Federal Parliament election 1994. This data set is archived under ZA Study No. 2801. The study is part of an omnibus survey.
Number of Units: 127405
Number of Variables: 60
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Stöss, Richard: Stabilität im Umbruch: Wahlbeständigkeit und Parteienwettbewerb im "Superwahljahr" 1994. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1994.
  • Dörner, Christine; Erhardt, Klaudia (Hrsg.): Politische Meinungsbildung und Wahlverhalten: Analysen zum "Superwahljahr" 1994. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1998. (Schriften des Zentralinstituts für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung der Freien Universität Berlin, Bd. 84)
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  • 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).