Dataset: Election Study 1987 (Trend Investigation)

Variable V235: WHY OTHER PARTY 1987

Literal Question

Q.124B (If R did not vote for the same party as in 1983)
Why did you vote for another party this time?
Positive references to the party which R voted for in 1987
01. Trust them, believe in them, they should show what
they can achieve
02. Agree with them, they are all right
03. Wanted to support them
04. Other positive answers
Negative references to the party which R voted for in 1983
05. Have lost confidence, not reliable
06. Dissatisfied, disappointed, haven't achieved anything
07. Lacks character, not credible
08. Are at variance, in disagreement
09. Too much to the left, have a touch of Communism,
cooperate with the Greens
10. Other negative responses
11. Reference to a candidate
Reference to specific issues
12. Economic policy, tax related promises, economic
upswing, unemployment
13. Agriculture, the farmers
14. Scandal about the < union-owned housing enterprise>
NEUE HEIMAT
15. Environmental issues
16. Peace, missiles, nuclear policy
17. Other issues
18. Time for a change, wanted a change in government
19. To counterbalance the big parties, to prevent an
absolute majority, to prevent a government of only
one party
20. The Greens did not exist then
21. Personal reasons, changed my mind
22. I am a floating voter
23. Other responses
98. NA
99. INAP., coded 1, 3 to 9 in Q.124
00. Asked only in February'87



German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 VERTRAUE IHNEN 10
 4.4%
2 SAGEN MIR MEHR ZU 31
 13.7%
3 WOLLTE HELFEN 9
 4.0%
4 SONSTIGE POSITIVE 7
 3.1%
5 VERTRAUEN VERLOREN 5
 2.2%
6 UNZUFRIEDENHEIT 49
 21.6%
7 OHNE CHARAKTER 1
 0.4%
8 SIND ZERSTRITTEN 3
 1.3%
9 ZU LINKS 8
 3.5%
10 SONSTIGE NEGATIVE 7
 3.1%
11 WEGEN DES KANDIDATEN 8
 3.5%
12 WIRTSCHAFTSPOLITIK 10
 4.4%
13 LANDWIRTSCHAFT 3
 1.3%
14 NEUE HEIMAT 1
 0.4%
15 UMWELT 11
 4.8%
16 FRIEDEN, RAKETEN 4
 1.8%
17 SONSTIGE PROBLEME 4
 1.8%
18 WECHSEL NÖTIG 3
 1.3%
19 GEGENGEWICHT 17
 7.5%
20 GRÜNE GAB ES NICHT 1
 0.4%
21 PERSÖNLICHE GRÜNDE 14
 6.2%
22 BIN WECHSELWÄHLER 2
 0.9%
23 SONSTIGE ANGABEN 8
 3.5%
98 KA 11
 4.8%
0 NICHT ERHOBEN 12380
99 TNZ 1768

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 227
Missing cases 14148
This variable is numeric

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