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

Abstract

Attitude to current problems of domestic and foreign policy immediately before the Federal Parliament election.

Topics:

assessment of current and future economic situation of the respondent and future economic situation of the FRG (Katona questions);
satisfaction with what one has personally achieved;
source used for political information;
frequency of political discussions;
significance of political work at the various political decision levels;
sympathy scale for political personalities as well as for the CDU/CSU, the SPD and the FDP;
party identification;
image of CDU or CSU and SPD;
perceived party inclination of various institutions and social groups;
attention to politicians in the election campaign;
the Berlin Crisis and danger of war as well as desired federal chancellor;
expected election result;
voting decisions at earlier Federal Parliament elections and voting intent for the Federal Parliament election 1961;
time of voting decision.

Indices:

party preference;
social status (Scheuch Index).

Demography:

head of household;
marital status;
occupation;
employment;
age;
school education;
vocational training;
regional origins;
refugee status;
sex;
state;
household income;
size of household and composition of household;
religious denomination.

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, September 1961)

Study Description

Full Title

Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, September 1961)

Identification Number

ZA0056E

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Scheuch, Erhard 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

2014-12-09

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 2.0.0 (2014-12-09), doi:10.4232/1.11989

Date: 2014-12-09

Type: GESIS archive edition

Version Responsibility Statement

GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences

Bibliographic Citation

Scheuch, Erhard K.; Wildenmann, Rudolf; Baumert, Gerhard (2014):
Cologne Election Study (Federal Republic, September 1961). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0056 Data file Version 2.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.11989.

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

1961-09

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

ZA0056_fb.pdf
(Questionnaire)

Datasets

STATA
ZA0056_v2-0-0.dta

SPSS Portable
ZA0056_v2-0-0.por

SPSS
ZA0056_v2-0-0.sav

ZA0056_cdb.pdf
German (Variable Report)

ZA0056_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 second part of a three-part trend survey with largely identical questionnaires (see ZA Study Nos. 0055 and 0057).

Data Files Description

File Name

ZA0056-2.0.NSDstat

Overall Case Count

1633

Overall Variable Count

178

Type of File

Nesstar 200801

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