Dataset: Election Study 1990 (Politbarometer East)

Variable V99: Scalometer: R. Süssmuth

Literal Question

Q.20

Please tell me by using this thermometer (from plus 5 to minus 5) what you think of some leading politicians. +5 means that you think a great deal of the particular politician. -5 means that you do not think much of him at all; using the values in between you can express your opinion more precisely. If you do not know one or the other of the politicians,
you do not have to rate him, of course.

(In September: If you don't know one or the other politician, please answer 'don't know this politician')
What do you think of...

(Interviewer: shuffle cards and hand to respondent. Present scale!)

Q.20(h)) Scalometer: Rita Süssmuth

0 not asked from April to September [not for v94 - v96, v107, v108]
1 -5 -- don't think much of the politician at all
2 -4
3 -3
4 -2
5 -1
6 0 -- undecided
7 +1
8 +2
9 +3
10 +4
11 +5 -- think a great deal of the politician
99 NA/don't know this politician




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 -5 überhaupt nichts 49
 2.3%
2 -4 20
 0.9%
3 -3 39
 1.8%
4 -2 42
 2.0%
5 -1 56
 2.6%
6 0 268
 12.5%
7 +1 232
 10.8%
8 +2 358
 16.7%
9 +3 446
 20.8%
10 +4 354
 16.5%
11 +5 sehr viel 277
 12.9%
0 nicht erhoben 4518
99 KA 150

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 2141
Missing cases 4668
This variable is numeric

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