Dataset: Election Study 1990 (Politbarometer East)

Variable V111: Scalometer: W. Thierse

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(u)) Scalometer: Wolfgang Thierse

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 93
 9.8%
2 -4 49
 5.2%
3 -3 77
 8.1%
4 -2 62
 6.5%
5 -1 57
 6.0%
6 0 379
 40.0%
7 +1 89
 9.4%
8 +2 54
 5.7%
9 +3 60
 6.3%
10 +4 21
 2.2%
11 +5 sehr viel 7
 0.7%
0 nicht erhoben 5704
99 KA 157

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 948
Missing cases 5861
This variable is numeric

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