Dataset: Election Study 1976 (Panel: Initial Investigation, May - June 1976, August - September 1976; Follow-Up Survey, October - November 1976)

Variable v311: 2- LEFT SCALE- IDEAL PTY

Literal Question

in WAVE 1, WAVE 2, WAVE 3 [ZA0823]:
Q.47 [W1]/ Q.46 [W2]/ Q.43 [W3]
THERE ARE SEVERAL TERMS WHICH ONE OFTEN HEARS WHEN POLITICAL PARTIES ARE DISCUSSED, E.G., THE TERMS "LEFT" AND "RIGHT". FIRST, THE TERM "LEFT". PLEASE USE THE SCALE TO INDICATE WHERE YOU WOULD PLACE THE PARTIES HERE IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC. I MEAN, THE SPD, THE CDU, THE FDP, AND THE CSU.
<INT.: HAND SCALES TO THE RESPONDENT.>

in WAVE 1, WAVE 2, WAVE 3 [ZA0823]:
Q.47(E) [W1]/ Q.46(E) [W2]/ Q.43(E) [W3] AND WHERE WOULD YOU PLACE A PARTY WHICH WOULD BE THE IDEAL PARTY AS FAR AS YOU ARE CONCERNED?

0 NO SECOND/THIRD WAVE INTERVIEW
1 1 NOT LEFT
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6 VERY LEFT
8 MIDDLE POSITION <IN SOME CASES THIS 'NON-EXISTING' POSITION WAS CHECKED AND CODED APART FROM 'NA'.>
9 NA


Values Categories N
0 NO W2 INTERVIEW 547
 26.3%
1 1 NOT LEFT 369
 17.8%
2 2 163
 7.9%
3 3 432
 20.8%
4 4 320
 15.4%
5 5 95
 4.6%
6 6 VERY LEFT 26
 1.3%
8 MIDDLE POSITION 37
 1.8%
9 NA 87
 4.2%

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 2076
Missing cases 0
Minimum 0.0
Maximum 9.0
This variable is numeric

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