Dataset: Election Study 1983 (Representative Federal Surveys)

Abstract

Judgement on parties and politicians in view of the Federal Parliament election on 6. March 1983.
Judgement on current policy issues.


Topics:

In the form of a trend survey at 5 different survey times the following questions were repeated in identical form:

behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election;
voting intent;
party preference (rank order procedure);
vote choice at the previous election;
sympathy scale for the SPD, CDU, CSU, FDP and the Greens as well as for Genscher, Kohl and Strauss;
strength of party inclination;
memberships.

For additional topics, which were not asked at all survey times, see correspondence list.


Demography:

age;
gender;
marital status;
religious denomination;
attendance at religious services;
education;
profession;
current employment status;
main occupation;
household size;
household composition;
R is head of household;
characteristics of head of household;
party affiliation;
party identification;
evaluation of neighborhood: social class;
union membership.


Also encoded were:

respondent number;
month of survey;
questionnaire form;
federal state;
city size;
weighting variables.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

Election Study 1983 (Representative Federal Surveys)

Study Description

Full Title

Election Study 1983 (Representative Federal Surveys)

Identification Number

ZA1275E

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Berger, Manfred Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Gibowski, Wolfgang G. Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Roth, Dieter Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Schulte, Wolfgang Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim

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

2016-01-28

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 3.0.0 (2016-01-28), doi:10.4232/1.12449

Date: 2016-01-28

Type: GESIS archive edition

Version Responsibility Statement

GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences

Bibliographic Citation

Berger, Manfred; Gibowski, Wolfgang G.; Roth, Dieter; Schulte, Wolfgang (2016):
Election Study 1983 (Representative Federal Surveys). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1275 Data file Version 3.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.12449.

Topic Classification

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

Geographic Coverage

Germany

Universe

Persons aged 18 years and over.

Time Method

1982-08
1982-10
1983-01
1983-02
1983-03

Data Collector

MARPLAN, Offenbach

Sampling Procedure

Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview

Availability Status

A

Access Authority

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier

Related Materials

Codebooks

English
ZA1275_cdb_en.pdf

German
ZA1275_cdb.pdf

ZA1275_fb.pdf
(Questionnaire)

Datasets

SPSS English
ZA1275_v3-0-0_en.sav

SPSS German
ZA1275_v3-0-0.sav

SPSS portable English
ZA1275_v3-0-0_en.por

SPSS portable German
ZA1275_v3-0-0.por

Stata English
ZA1275_v3-0-0_en.dta

Stata German
ZA1275_v3-0-0.dta

ZA1275_Correspondence-list.pdf
English (Table)

ZA1275_Korrespondenzliste.pdf
German (Table)

Related Publications

Related Publications

Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Kaase, Max (Hrsg.):
Wahlen und politischer Prozeß: Analysen aus Anlaß der Bundestagswahl 1983.
Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1986.
(Schriften des Zentralinstituts für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung der FU Berlin; Bd. 49)

Other References Note

Further Remarks

The former ZA Study Nos. 1277, ZA1278, ZA1279, ZA1280, and ZA1281 were parts of a trend survey, consolidated in a single data set in ZA Study No. 1275.

A further investigation on the Federal Parliament election 1983 is the panel study with ZA Study No. 1976.

Data Files Description

File Name

ZA1275-3.0.NSDstat

Overall Case Count

5196

Overall Variable Count

119

Type of File

Nesstar 200801

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