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ZA4397: Quick Survey on the Federal Parliament Election 2005

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Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2014): Quick Survey on the Federal Parliament Election 2005. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4397 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA4397
TitleQuick Survey on the Federal Parliament Election 2005
Current Version2.0.0, 2014-8-20,
Date of Collection13.09.2005 - 16.09.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractAttitude towards parties and politicians for the parliamentary elections. Political questions. Topics: Most important issues in Germany; voting intention at the parliamentary elections; preference for postal vote; party preference (first vote, second vote and ranking); date of the respondent`s election decision; eligibility of not preferred parties; voting behaviour at the last parliamentary elections (recall); coalition preference; attitude towards the coalition constellations: SPD and die Grünen, CDU/CSU and FDP, SPD and CDU/CSU, SPD with die Grünen and die Linke/PDS, and so called traffic-light-coalition (SPD, die Grünen and FDP); the most competent party to resolve the problems in Germany; assessment of the chances of a red green majority; expected formation of a government from SPD with die Linke/PDS; sympathy scale for selected parties; satisfaction with the performance of the Federal Government as well as the two ruling parties; satisfaction with the performance of the CDU/CSU and FDP in the opposition in the Bundestag; sympathy scale for selected leading politicians on Federal level; sympathy for selected parties; satisfaction with democracy in Germany; interest in politics; assignment of the features progressiveness, reliability and social to SPD, CDU/CSU, die Grünen, FDP or die Linke/PDS; Chancellor preference (Schröder or Merkel); assessment of the reliability, the sympathy, the expertise and Merkel´s and Schröder`s in creating new jobs; judgement of the present economic situation in Germany; the most competent party to resolve the economic problems in Germany; judgement of the own economic situation; assessment of the trend of one`s own economic situation and the economic situation of Germany; the most competent party for creating jobs, at securing pensions, in the fiscal policy, for the adjustment of the living conditions between east and west, for the solution of the future problems; evaluation of the benefits of Paul Kirchhof for the CDU/CSU; assessment of the condition of the social system; the most competent government to resolve the problems in the social system and for the price reduction of gasoline; identification of the respondent as German, West German or East German; attitude towards a woman as a candidate for the chancellorship as well as significance for the own election decision; attitude towards the reforms carried out as well as assessment of the effectiveness of these reforms; attitude for the reform suggestions of CDU/CSU; expected election winner; personal importance of the parliamentary elections for the respondent; assessment of the preparations of Germany on future challenges; desire for change of government; opinion on Angela Merkel or alternative politician for an election success of the CDU/CSU; self classification on a left-right continuum. Addition in Split A: Assessment of the assertiveness, the better government leadership, the ability to succeed with German interests internationally, the better government team, the problem solving competence and judgement of the winner type of Merkel or Schröder; assessment of the effects of the value-added tax increase planned by CDU on unemployment; judgement of the work of Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder; assessment of the work of Angela Merkel as a Federal Chancellor; personal importance for the respondent at the parliamentary elections: government composition or person of the Federal Chancellor. Addition in Split B: The most competent party for the solution of the finance problems in the health policy, in the ecological policy, in the family policy, in the education policy and in the foreign policy; attitude towards Turkey joining the EU; assumption about a planned value-added tax increase on the part of SPD; opinion about the chances of an entry of die Grünen and die Linke/PDS into parliament. Demography: age (categorized); marital status; living together with a partner; children; children under 13 years in the household; age of the children; school-leaving qualification; university degree (in East Germany: recognition of the polytechnic degree); completed apprenticeship; occupation; job security; professional position; household size; number of persons in the household 18 years and older; main wage earner in the household; characteristics of the householder; labour union membership; denomination; frequency of church attendance; unemployment or endangerment of employment in the nearer social environment; party inclination; party identification; federal state; size of place.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseThe population entitled to vote
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Random sample (RLD-method and last-birthday-method)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Telephone survey with standardised questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorForschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 13.09.2005 - 16.09.2005

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2014-8-20 Archive variables added, label corrected, missing values recoded
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: 1989
Number of Variables: 164
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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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).