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ZA3120: State Election in Hesse 1999

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Landtagswahl in Hessen 1999
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Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in Hesse 1999. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3120 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3120
TitleState Election in Hesse 1999
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection02.1999 - 02.1999
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on parties and politicians before the state parliament election. Political questions on the state parliament election. Topics: most important problems in the state of Hesse; intent to participate in the next state parliament election in Hesse; absentee ballot preference; party preference (first vote and second vote as well as party one likes best); party inclination and party identification; point in time and certainty of one's voting decision; significance of state parliament election in Hesse at federal level; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; coalition preference; sympathy scale for the CDU, SPD, the Greens and the FDP at federal level as well as at state level; satisfaction scale for the achievements of the state government Hesse, the SPD, the Greens, the CDU and the FDP each at state level as well as satisfaction with the achievements of the SPD and the Greens in the Federal Government; degree of familiarity of the top candidates for the office of prime minister; sympathy scale for top politicians in the state as well as at federal level; interest in politics; preference for prime minister; comparison of credibility, energy, sympathy, sense of responsibility, expertise and the victory type of the two top candidates Eichel and Koch; assessment of the election chances of the alternative top candidate Petra Roth of the CDU; judgement on the general economic situation in Hesse and of one's own economic situation; expected economic situation for Hesse; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of the western Federal Republic; most able party in the areas of business, job creation and fight against crime; personal feeling of threat from crime; attitude to nuclear power and the closure of nuclear power plants; preferred party in the area of environmental policy and education policies; general satisfaction with schools in Hesse; attitude to dual citizenship for foreigners; attitude to the collection of signatures by the CDU/CSU against dual citizenship; attitude to the accusation of hostility to foreigners by the CDU/CSU on the part of SPD and Greens; preferred party in the area of foreigner policies; attitude to construction of an additional runway for the Frankfurt airport; party most able to solve future problems of Hesse; judgement on the current prime minister; expected election winner in Hesse; expectation that the FDP as well as the Republicans will take seats in in the state sparliament; judgement on the Republicans taking seats in the state parliament. Demography: eligibility to vote in Hesse; city size; age (classified); marital status; living together with a partner; school degree; completed apprenticeship; employment; assessment of personal jeopardy to job; professional position; size of household; number of members of household 18 years old and older; primary earner; employment of primary earner; professional position of primary earner; vocational certificate of primary earner; union member in household; religious denomination; religiousness; unemployment or jeopardy to job close persons; sex.
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


Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
UniverseThe residential population eligible to vote
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Sample of households 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 CollectorForschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 02.1999

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: 1001
Number of Variables: 106
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Landtagswahl in Hessen: Eine Analyse der Wahl vom 7. Februar 1999. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. Nr. 93 vom 10. Februar 1999.
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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