Dataset: Election Study 1949


Judgement on current economic and political questions. Media usage.


judgement on current price level and its development since currency reform;
preference for an allotment of products according to a prescribed price or preference for unrestricted sale at higher prices;
attitude to an organization of citizens of the world;
interest in joining such an organization;
willingness to give up German citizenship in favor of the movement of citizens of the world;
knowledge about the strongest party in the state parliament;
expectations of the job of the state parliament;
attitude to civil service for life;
concern about possible unemployment;
support by the respondent for other persons;
positive or negative image of mankind;
interest in the new constitution;
party affiliation of preferred candidate for president;
preference for a strong position for the office of the president;
attitude to formation of a West German federal nation;
reading of magazines and picture magazines;
listening to the radio;
listening to the NWDR as well as foreign broadcasts;
type and language of broadcasts listened to;
following the German broadcast service of the BBC.

Beer consumption;
preference for light or dark as well as bitter or sweet as well as for light or strong types of beer;
increase in individual beer consumption due to improved beer quality;
preferred beverage;
form of savings;
memory of hits from the pre-war period.

Refugee status;
city size;
party preference.

Interviewer rating:
willingness of respondent to cooperate.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

Election Study 1949

Study Description

Full Title

Election Study 1949

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (archive release data set and DDI documentation), GESIS

Date of Production


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 2.0.0 (2015-08-03), doi:10.4232/1.11983

Date: 2015-08-03

Type: GESIS archive edition

Version Responsibility Statement

GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences

Bibliographic Citation

Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach (2015):
Election Study 1949. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2324 Data file Version 2.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.11983.

Topic Classification

Political Attitudes and Behavior

Geographic Coverage

the three western zones without Berlin


The German population 18 years old and older

Time Method

1949-02 - 1949-03

Data Collector

Institut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach

Sampling Procedure

Statistically representative survey (quota sample)

Mode of Data Collection

Oral survey with standardized questionnaire

Availability Status


Access Authority

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier

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Stata German

SPSS portable German

SPSS German

Other References Note

Further Remarks

At the Institut fuer Demoskopie in Allensbach the dataset has archive
no. 17.

Data Files Description

File Name


Overall Case Count


Overall Variable Count


Type of File

Nesstar 200801


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