Dataset: Election Study 1998 (Politbarometer)

Variable V7: 2nd most import. probl. FRG

Literal Question

Q.1b

And can you name another important problem?

1 unemployment/jobs
2 foreigners
3 asylum-seekers/asylum
4 pensions/old people/provision for old age
5 health care system/nursing care insurance
6 nuclear energy
7 environmental protection
8 cutbacks of social benefits
9 cost of living/inflation/prices
10 wages/regulation of working hours
11 taxes on energy/fuel (April to 14)
12 taxes/tax increases
13 economic upswing/economic situation
14 national debt
15 new federal government (13 to 14)
16 disenchantment with political parties and politics/politics in general
17 law and order/crime rate
18 right-wing radicals/right-wing extremists
19 economic gap East - West Germany
20 German unity: problems/financing
21 EU/Europe/EURO
22 détente/peace/East - West
23 spelling reform (January to September)
24 rents/housing market
25 shopping hours/hours of business
26 traffic problems/roadworks
27 crisis in Russia (October to 14)
28 former Yugoslavia
29 Gulf crisis/Iraq (February to March)
30 student protests/education
31 family/children/youth
32 social gap rich - poor (February to 14)
33 morals/values (February to 14)
34 other problems
99 NA




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 1395
 9.7%
2 1236
 8.6%
3 311
 2.2%
4 998
 7.0%
5 559
 3.9%
6 50
 0.3%
7 1013
 7.1%
8 483
 3.4%
9 224
 1.6%
10 175
 1.2%
11 71
 0.5%
12 988
 6.9%
13 674
 4.7%
14 236
 1.6%
15 17
 0.1%
16 757
 5.3%
17 1337
 9.3%
18 333
 2.3%
19 84
 0.6%
20 83
 0.6%
21 793
 5.5%
22 190
 1.3%
23 9
 0.1%
24 87
 0.6%
25 1
 0.0%
26 81
 0.6%
27 11
 0.1%
28 21
 0.1%
29 6
 0.0%
30 248
 1.7%
31 655
 4.6%
32 513
 3.6%
33 262
 1.8%
34 456
 3.2%
99 3693

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 14357
Missing cases 3693
This variable is numeric

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