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ZA3073: German National Election Study - Post-Election Study 1998 German CSES Study

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Mannheim; Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin; Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln; ZUMA, Mannheim (2013): German National Election Study - Post-Election Study 1998German CSES Study. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3073 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3073
TitleGerman National Election Study - Post-Election Study 1998 German CSES Study
Current Version2.0.0, 2013-2-27,
Date of Collection09.1998 - 10.1998
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Mannheim
  • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin
  • Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln
  • ZUMA, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians after the Federal Parliament election. Behavior at the polls and political knowledge. Topics: satisfaction with democracy; correctly conducting the Federal Parliament election; party identification (rank order); necessity of parties; memory of direct candidates in the constituency and knowledge of names; sympathy scale for parties and leading politicians; assessment of the economic situation of Germany and perceived change in the course of the last few years; populism of members of Parliament and parties; contact with a member of Parliament; significance of the governing party for the respondent; perceived political effectiveness through one´s own voting decision; expressing personal political opinion taboo; self-assessment and assessment of parties on a left-right continuum; political knowledge test (name of foreign minister, number of states in Germany and member countries in the EU); most important topics in the media in the last few days; most able party to solve current problems in the Federal Republic; personal change in party voted for; interest in politics; expected development of personal standard of living; most important election campaign topics for the respondent and assignment of election campaign topics to the parties; issue-competence of different governments and coalitions; comparison of personal character traits and political abilities of the two candidates for chancellor Kohl and Schroeder (split); preference for representative or direct democracy (split: exchange of sequence of the permitted response alternatives); personal election participation at the last Federal Parliament election and behavior at the polls regarding first vote and second vote; current party preference (Sunday question). Demography: year of birth; sex; school degree; marital status; living together with a partner; union membership; union member in household; extent of employment; occupation; size of household and number of adult persons in household; employment and occupational position of partner as well as head of household; household income; religiousness; religious denomination; characterization of place of residence; state; municipality code; city name; city size; survey date.
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 persons in private households eligible to vote in the Federal Parliament election
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage random sample
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 and Dortmund
Date of Collection
  • 09.1998 - 10.1998

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2013-2-27 split_b and repres added (question 112)
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: 2019
Number of Variables: 269
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, 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).