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ZA3063: Forsa-Bus 1994

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation FORSA, Berlin (2013): Forsa-Bus 1994. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3063 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3063
TitleForsa-Bus 1994
Current Version2.0.0, 2013-11-13,
Date of Collection01.1994 - 12.1994
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • FORSA, Berlin


AbstractEvaluation of parties and politicians. Voting behaviour. Topics: Most important current topics; prognosis for the economic situation in Germany and the further course of personal situation of living; the three biggest problems in the Democratic Republic of Germany; Chancellor preference (Scharping or Kohl); the most competent party for overcoming problems in Germany; voting behaviour during the last Bundestag elections (December 1990 as well as October 1993, recall); party preference (opinion poll, first vote, second vote); intent to participate in the election and preference for absentee vote; party sympathy. Demography: sex; year of birth; profession; professional position; academic achievements; size of household and number of 18-year-olds and over present in household; household income; party membership. Additionally coded: Region (Bundesland, Regierungsbezirk, Kreiskennziffer); political size of a community; date of interview; weekday week and month in which interview was carried.
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
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking population aged 14 and over
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Simple random
Sample according to the RLD procedure
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorFORSA, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 01.1994 - 12.1994

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2013-11-13 district added
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesThe data set contains parts from omnibus surveys conducted by FORSA in a daily rhythm. Each working day approx. 500 interview were conducted.
Number of Units: 127405
Number of Variables: 53
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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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).
  • Forsa-Bus
    This program surveys public attitudes on a number of different political and social issues. Each day, about 500 voters are interviewed by telephone.