Dataset: Election Study 1980 (Data Pool)


Judgement on parties and politicians. Summarized data pool of the ZA Study Nos. 1054 to 1063. These studies are monthly trend studies on the Federal Parliament election with political questions changing as appropriate.

1. in the form of a trend survey the following questions were posed each month: personal intent to participate in the election; party preference (Sunday question and rank order procedure); sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, CSU, FDP, the Greens as well as for the politicians Genscher, Kohl, Schmidt and Strauss;

age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; social mobility; household size; household composition; characteristics of head of household; party inclination and party ties; city size; union membership; district code; state; characteristics of residential area.
2. Besides the core common to all studies the data set contains further survey topics as presented in the individual study descriptions.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

Election Study 1980 (Data Pool)

Study Description

Full Title

Election Study 1980 (Data Pool)

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
M. Berger, W.G. Gibowski, D. Roth, W. Schulte Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
D. Fuchs ZUMA, Mannheim
M. Kaase Universität Mannheim
H.-D. Klingemann Freie Universität Berlin
U. Schleth Universität Heidelberg

Data Distributor

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

Bibliographic Citation

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Topic Classification

Political Attitudes and Behavior


Research area: FRG.

Time Method

January 1980 to November 1980

Data Collector

MARPLAN, Offenbach

Sampling Procedure

Age: 18 and older.
Multi-stage stratified random sample

Mode of Data Collection

Oral survey with standardized questionnaire

Availability Status


Related Publications

Rattinger, H.:
Collective and individual economic judgements and voting in West Germany 1961 - 1984.
In: European Journal of Political Research, 14, 1986, S. 393 - 420

Other References Note

Further Remarks

See the detailed descriptions of the individual surveys archived under ZA Study Nos. 1054 to 1063. The data set is part of a trend survey conducted for the ZDF {Second German Television Network} as "Politbarometers" in roughly monthly intervals. The Politbarometers are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1053-1063 1277-1281, 1469-1479, 1520-1531, 1581, 1642-1650 as well as 1677.

Data Files Description

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Type of File

Nesstar 200801


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