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ZA6908: State Election in Rhineland-Palatinate 2016

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Landtagswahl in Rheinland-Pfalz 2016
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Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2018): State Election in Rhineland-Palatinate 2016. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6908 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA6908
TitleState Election in Rhineland-Palatinate 2016
Current Version1.0.1, 2018-7-19,
Date of Collection07.03.2016 - 11.03.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractAssessment of parties and politicians to the state election. Political issues. Topics: main political problems in Rhineland-Palatinate; participation in the state election in Rhineland-Palatinate; preference for postal voting; party preference (first vote, second vote); certainty of own vote decision; importance of federal policy for own election decision in the state election in Rhineland-Palatinate; interest in the state election; voting behavior during the last regional election; coalition preference; attitude towards different coalition constellations: government by SPD and the Greens, by CDU and SPD under the leadership of the CDU, by SPD and CDU under the leadership of SPD, Split A: by CDU and FDP as well as by CDU and the Greens, Split B: by CDU, the Greens and FDP as well as SPD, the Greens and FDP; sympathy scale for different parties at the federal and state level (CDU, the Greens, SPD, FDP, Die Linke, AfD); satisfaction scale on the achievements of the state government of SPD and the Greens, on the achievements of SPD as well as the Greens in the state government, and on the achievements of CDU in the opposition in the state parliament as well as on the achievements of the federal government from CDU / CSU and SPD; knowledge of the top candidates of SPD and CDU for the office of Prime Minister; sympathy scale for selected top politicians at state level and for Angela Merkel; party sympathy; interest in politics; preference for Malu Dreyer or Julia Klöckner as Prime Minister; comparison of the credibility, the sympathy and the expertise of Malu Dreyer and Julia Klöckner; assessment of the current economic situation in Rhineland-Palatinate as well as the own economic situation; expected economic situation in one year; the most competent party to solve economic problems in the country, and in school and education policy, transport policy and energy policy; the future of the country and the most competent party to solve the future problems in Rhineland-Palatinate; assessment of the work of Prime Minister Malu Dreyer; party which is most likely to express personal opinion on refugees and asylum; importance of the subject of refugees for the own election decision in the state elections; Rhineland-Palatinate can handle a large number of refugees; assessment of the work of Chancellor Angela Merkel in refugee policy; moving away of CDU candidate Julia Klöckner from the refugee policy of Angela Merkel and approval to this moving away; consent to the AfD as the only party to name the most important problems; preferred treatment of the other parties with the AfD (normal party vs. no cooperation); election of the party AfD (generally and personal) on the basis of its political demands or to give the other parties a wipe; expected election winner in Rhineland-Palatinate. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; living together with a partner; school-leaving qualification or targeted school-leaving qualification; university degree; completed vocational training; employment; safety of employment; occupational position; leading position; employment in the public sector; household size; number of persons aged 18 and over; union member in the household; denomination; church attendance; party inclination; party identification; number of telephone numbers in the household; city size. Additionally coded was: ID; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Issues
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
UniverseResidential population eligible to vote
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorForschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 07.03.2016 - 11.03.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2018-7-19 value label in V13 & V5M2-V5M5 corrected
1.0.02017-10-11 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1037
Number of Variables: 100
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. -FGW-: Wahl in Rheinland-Pfalz : eine Analyse der Landtagswahl vom 13. März 2016. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V.; 163, 2016
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


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 Rhineland-Palatinate