Dataset: Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, July 1961)

Abstract

Attitude to current problems of domestic and foreign policy before the start of the actual Federal Parliament election campaign.

Topics:
attitude to political unification of Western Europe;
assessment of the danger of war;
attitude to various nations;
sympathy scale for political personalities as well as for the CDU/CSU, the SPD and the FDP;
sources used for political information;
significance of political work at the various political decision levels;
current rank order of domestic and foreign policy;
personal issue relevance and perceived issue competence of the CDU/CSU and the SPD;
perceived party inclination of various social groups and of the media;
expected election result;
attitude to the party system;
party preference and party identification;
voting decision at earlier Federal Parliament elections and voting intent for the Federal Parliament election 1961;
certainty of one's voting decision;
party that one cannot vote for;
social status index (Scheuch Index).

Demography:
head of household;
occupation;
employment;
age;
marital status;
school education;
vocational training;
size of household;
religious denomination;
state;
household income;
income.

Interviewer rating:
social class and willingness of respondent to cooperate;
number of contact attempts.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, July 1961)

Study Description

Full Title

Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, July 1961)

Identification Number

ZA0055E

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Scheuch, Erwin K. Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln
Wildenmann, Rudolf Forschungsinstitut für Politische Wissenschaft und Europäische Fragen, Universität zu Köln
Baumert, Gerhard DIVO, Frankfurt

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (archive release data set and DDI documentation), http://www.gesis.org/ GESIS

Date of Production

2015-02-25

Place of Production

Cologne, Germany

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany GESIS

Version

Version 2.1.0 (2015-02-25), doi:10.4232/1.12184

Date: 2015-02-25

Type: GESIS archive edition

Version Responsibility Statement

GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences

Bibliographic Citation

Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf; Baumert, Gerhard (2015):
Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, July 1961). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0055 Data file Version 2.1.0, doi:10.4232/1.12184.

Topic Classification

  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Mass political behaviour, attitudes / opinion
  • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Elections

Geographic Coverage

Germany FRG incl. West Berlin

Universe

Age: 16-70

Time Method

1961-07 - 1961-08

Data Collector

DIVO, Frankfurt

Sampling Procedure

Multi-stage random sample

Mode of Data Collection

Oral survey with standardized questionnaire

Availability Status

A

Access Authority

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier

Related Materials

ZA0055_fb.pdf
(Questionnaire)

ZA0055_cdb_en.pdf
(Codebook)

Datasets

STATA
ZA0055_v2-1-0_en.dta

SPSS Portable
ZA0055_v2-1-0_en.por

SPSS
ZA0055_v2-1-0_en.sav

ZA0055_cdb.pdf
German (Variable Report)

ZA0055_cdb_en.pdf
English (Variable Report)

Related Publications

Related Publications

Scheuch, Erwin K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf (Hrsg.):
Zur Soziologie der Wahl.
Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1965
(Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Sonderheft 9)

Other References Note

Further Remarks

The 1st part of a three-part trend survey with largely identical questionnaires (see ZA Study No. 0056 and 0057).

Data Files Description

File Name

ZA0055-2.1.NSDstat

Overall Case Count

1679

Overall Variable Count

178

Type of File

Nesstar 200801

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