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ZA3168: State Election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 1998

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Landtagswahl in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 1998
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Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2012): State Election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 1998. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3168 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3168
TitleState Election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 1998
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-27,
Date of Collection09.1998 - 09.1998
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 Mecklenburg-West Pomerania; intent to participate in the next state parliament election in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania; preference for absentee ballot; party preference (first vote and second vote as well as party one likes best); party inclination and party identification; time and certainty of one's voting decision; significance of the state parliament election in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania at federal level; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; coalition preference; PDS toleration; sympathy scale for the CDU, SPD, PDS at federal level as well as sympathy scale for the CDU, SPD and the PDS at state level; satisfaction scale for the achievements of the state government in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania as well as of the individual partners CDU and SPD; achievement of the PDS opposition; satisfaction scale for the achievements of the Federal Government, the CDU, the CSU and the FDP 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 and at federal level; interst in politics; preference for prime minister; comparison of credibility, energy, sympathy, responsibility, expertise of the two top candidates Bernd Seite and Harald Ringstorff; judgement on the general economic situation in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and one's own economic situation; expected economic situation for Mecklenburg-West Pomerania; comparison of the economic situation of the state with the rest of Eastern Germany; most able party in the areas business, job creation, fight against crime and future problems of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania; personal feeling of danger from crime; judgement on the current prime minister; dealing of the parties with the PDS and credibility of renaming the SED as PDS; expected election winner in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania; expectation that the FDP, the Greens and the DVU will take seats in the state parliament; judgement on the DVU taking seats in the state parliament. Demography: eligible to vote in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania; city size; age (classified); marital status; living together with a partner; school completion; completed apprenticeship; employment; assessment of jeopardy to one's own job; occupational position; household size; number of members of household 18 years old and older; primary earner; employment of primary earner; occupational position and vocational certificate of primary earner; union member in household; religious affiliation; religiousness; unemployment or jeopardy to job of 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
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
UniverseResidential 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
  • 09.1998

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: 982
Number of Variables: 96
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Landtagswahl in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Eine Analyse der Wahl vom 27. September 1998. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. Nr. 92 vom 7. September 1998.
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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 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania