Dataset: German National Election Study - Post-Election Study 1998 German CSES Study

Variable V78: Important media topic 1

Literal Question

Q.58

Which three topics recently reported on in newspapers, on radio and TV are you most interested in?

(Interviewer: enter answer into text field)

Q.58(1)) 1st response

1 social politics in general
2 social cutback
3 places in nursery schools
4 rents
5 serious housing shortage
6 homelessness
7 social inequality
8 turn of the year
9 nursing care insurance
10 pensions
11 medical topics
12 AIDS
13 health policy, health reform
14 juvenile violence/brutalisation
15 youth without future
16 child abuse, infanticide
17 science and research in general
18 education policy in general
19 feminist movement, feminist politics
20 the movie TITANIC
21 relations of the people among one another
22 culture
23 vacation
24 entertainment, movies
25 economic situation
26 economic policy
27 national debt
28 price stability/monetary stability
29 financial burden of the individual
30 fiscal policy in general
31 stock exchange announcements/stocks
32 government crisis in Israel
33 draft budget in general
34 unemployment
35 wage negotiations
36 animal protection/animal experiments
37 skiing, ski jumping
38 weather
39 topic of Kurdish refugees
40 environment
41 waste disposal, waste problems
42 traffic problems
43 traffic accidents
44 grand bugging operation ('gro&suml;er Lauschangriff')
45 suicide sect in Tenerife
46 nuclear energy
47 drugs
48 crime rate
49 law and order in general
50 boxing
51 sports in general
52 soccer
53 tennis
54 Formula 1
55 right-wing radicalism
56 hostility to foreigners/xenophobia
57 asylum-seekers
58 topic of asylum
59 foreigners (overpopulation)
60 'Prince Ernst-August' scandal
61 reunification in general
62 economic development in the new federal states
63 unequal living conditions in East and West
64 financing the new states
65 volcanic eruption
66 nuclear power plant Mühlheim
67 political development, future in Germany
68 church topics
69 dispute between political participants
70 parliamentary allowance
71 foreign policy in general
72 European unity
73 peace/peace keeping
74 wars in general
75 non-smoking law
76 change of the civil servant status
77 election year 98 in general
78 SPD
79 FDP
80 murdered girl from Versmold
81 murdered boy from Cologne
82 government in general
83 chancellor in general
84 Kohl's travels in general
85 politics in general
86 domestic policy in general
87 local, regional topics
88 local government politics
89 political parties in general
90 politicians in general
91 politicians: integrity/missing integrity
92 abortion issue
93 Clinton trial
94 Bundestag
95 accidents in general
96 natural disasters in general
97 swine fever
98 the Pope in Cuba
99 Carnival
100 Tornado crash
101 abuse of a girl in Fürth
102 spelling reform
103 Juhnke scandal
104 avalanche disaster in France
105 mad cow disease
106 death penalty in the USA
107 space exploration
108 punishment of Volkswagen
109 Olympic Games in Nagano
110 sentence against Germans in Iran
111 cable car accident in the Dolomites
112 food blackmail
113 earthquake in Afghanistan
114 referendum Bavarian Senate
115 Bundeswehr in general
116 NATO
117 murder of Zöllner
118 war in Yugoslavia
119 situation in Russia
120 genetic engineering
121 Jelzin's illness
122 conflict PLO - Israel
123 peace process in Israel
124 thunderstorms in the USA
125 Northern Ireland
126 unrests in Africa
127 hunger and plight in the world
128 floods
129 strike in France
130 Eurovision Song Contest with Guildo Horn
131 political Ash Wednesday
132 meningitis in Bavaria
133 Die Grünen party congress
134 discussion about rise of price of petrol
135 infanticide in Peine
136 pay-off for Töpfer
137 Rau's resignation
138 missing girl Christine
139 CEBIT in Hanover
140 local election
141 Clinton's travels
142 Oscar Awards ceremony
143 murder of pupils in the USA
144 Gysi as informer
145 candidature of Kohl
146 election for the Bundestag
147 Die Grünen politics
148 child and juvenile delinquency
149 issue of candidate for the chancellorship in the SPD
150 imprisonment of Reemtsma kidnapper
151 increase of added value tax
152 Rolls Royce take-over by BMW
153 pop group Tic Tac Toe
154 PDS party congress
155 environmental tax ('Ökosteuer')
156 earthquake in Italy
157 serious car accidents
158 CDU/CSU argument about Schäuble
159 'Pastor Geyer' judgement
160 gene data set
161 jailbreak of a prisoner in Düren
162 breakup of the RAF [Rote Armee Fraktion]
163 plane crash in Columbia
164 Herzog's speech
165 debate about Garzweiler
166 SPD party congress in Leipzig
167 Marc Dutroux affair
168 Soccer World Cup in France
169 Castor transportation
170 May Day rally
171 release of Peter Graf
172 state elections
173 ecological disaster in Spain
174 50 years Israel
175 nuclear tests India
176 merger Mercedes - Chrysler
177 mud slide in Italy
178 amount of ozone at ground level
179 unrests in Indonesia
180 CDU party congress
181 murder of Christina in Saxony
182 G8 summit
183 EXPO 2000
184 potency pill Viagra
185 nuclear tests Pakistan
186 dismissal of government spokesperson
187 climate conference
188 accidents with fighting dogs
189 ICE accident in Eschede
190 situation in Turkey
191 remark of government spokesman Hauser
192 election campaign
193 Jelzin visit
194 DGB congress
195 public pledge
196 Brenner blockade
197 judgement on Stolpe
198 hooligans at the Soccer World Cup
199 right-wing radicalism in the Bundeswehr
200 Schröder's candidate Stollmann
201 Loveparade
202 earthquake in Turkey
203 FDP party congress
204 forest fires in Florida
205 forest fires in Europe
206 deported refugee(s) in Bavaria
207 Herzog's 2nd period of office
208 Tour de France
209 bandanna/headscarf in the teaching profession
210 breakdown of the Bundesbahn
211 child pornography circle in Holland
212 tzar burial in Russia
213 mine disaster in Austria
214 policy on foreigners
215 catastrophe in New Guinea
216 toll-charge on motorways
217 safety of the Bundesbahn
218 Schröder's shadow cabinet
219 climatic and weather catastrophes
220 gunfire at the Capitol
221 Algeria
222 accident death of Lady Diana
223 floods in China
224 Herzog's travels in general
225 coach accident in France
226 Boris Becker's tax affair
227 situation in the Sudan
228 gas explosion in Berlin
229 attacks on US facility in Africa
230 combined wages
231 doping in sports in general
232 assaults in Egypt
233 mud slide in Austria
234 track and field athletics in Budapest
235 USA - strikes on the Sudan, Afghanistan
236 poverty of children in Germany
237 aircrashs in general
238 hurricanes in the USA
239 10th anniversary of Ramstein
240 plane crash in Ecuador
241 resignation of Berti Vogts
242 flood in Bangladesh
243 Clinton's donations affair
244 conflict Iran - Afghanistan
245 Albania conflict
246 Eurofighter
247 flood in Holland/Belgien
248 Nolte on added value tax
249 death of Florence Griffith-Joyner
250 hurricanes in the Caribbean
253 abolition of 610 DM jobs
262 Mercedes, A-Class
264 conflict Iraq
273 student strikes
274 FDP's party financing
275 CSU party congress
276 infanticides in Belgium
277 emergency contribution for hospitals ('Krankenhausnotopfer')
281 fires in Australia
282 stranded whales
283 prohibition of tobacco advertising
284 train accident near Hanover
285 assault at the Handball World Cup
286 bomb in Ludwigshafen
287 new telephone companies
288 Schwartau blackmailer
289 plane crash in Singapore
290 plane crash in Greece
293 formation of government, coalition negotiation
294 CDU/CSU resignations, new opposition
325 fund-raising campaign
338 Christmas
395 up to date information/news in general
396 other
997 no topic, have not seen anything
998 don't know
999 NA




German Question Text

Values Categories N
1 Sozialpolitik allg 6
 0.3%
2 Sozialabbau 1
 0.1%
3 Kindergartenplätze 0
 0.0%
4 Mieten 0
 0.0%
5 Wohnungsnot 0
 0.0%
6 Obdachlosigkeit 0
 0.0%
7 soz. Ungleichheit 0
 0.0%
8 Jahreswechsel 1
 0.1%
9 Pflegeversicherung 0
 0.0%
10 Renten 14
 0.8%
11 Medizinische Themen 4
 0.2%
12 AIDS 0
 0.0%
13 Gesundheitspolitik, -reform 5
 0.3%
14 Jugendgewalt Verrohung 0
 0.0%
15 Jugend ohne Zukunft 3
 0.2%
16 Kindesmißhandlungen, -mord 4
 0.2%
17 Wissenschaft und Forschung allg 4
 0.2%
18 Bildungspolitik allg 2
 0.1%
19 Frauenbewegung, -politik 1
 0.1%
20 TITANIC-Film 0
 0.0%
21 Verhältnis der Menschen zueinander 0
 0.0%
22 Kultur 7
 0.4%
23 Urlaub 2
 0.1%
24 Unterhaltung, Filme 5
 0.3%
25 Wirtschaftliche Lage 63
 3.5%
26 Wirtschaftspolitik 3
 0.2%
27 Staatsverschuldung 1
 0.1%
28 Preis- Währungsstabilität 2
 0.1%
29 Finanz. Belastung des Einzelnen 4
 0.2%
30 Steuerpolitik allg 24
 1.3%
31 Börsenmeldungen Aktien 63
 3.5%
32 Regierungskrise Israel 0
 0.0%
33 Etatentwurf allg 0
 0.0%
34 Arbeitslosigkeit 126
 7.0%
35 Tarifverhandlungen 0
 0.0%
36 Tierschutz Tierversuche 1
 0.1%
37 Skisport, Skispringen 0
 0.0%
38 Wetter 20
 1.1%
39 Flüchtlingsthema Kurden 0
 0.0%
40 Umwelt 5
 0.3%
41 Entsorgung, Müllprobleme 0
 0.0%
42 Verkehrsprobleme 0
 0.0%
43 Verkehrsunfälle 1
 0.1%
44 Großer Lauschangriff 0
 0.0%
45 Selbstmordsekte Teneriffa 0
 0.0%
46 Atomenergie 2
 0.1%
47 Drogen 0
 0.0%
48 Kriminalität 7
 0.4%
49 Innere Sicherheit allg 1
 0.1%
50 Boxen 0
 0.0%
51 Sport allg 47
 2.6%
52 Fußball 41
 2.3%
53 Tennis 0
 0.0%
54 Formel 1 28
 1.6%
55 Rechtsradikalismus 1
 0.1%
56 Ausländerfeindlichkeit 0
 0.0%
57 Asylanten 0
 0.0%
58 Asylthema 0
 0.0%
59 Ausländer Überbevölkerung 1
 0.1%
60 Skandal Prinz Ernst-August 0
 0.0%
61 Wiedervereinigung allg 1
 0.1%
62 Wirtschaftl. Entwicklung neue Länder 1
 0.1%
63 ungleiche Lebensverhältnisse Ost-West 0
 0.0%
64 Finanzierung neue Länder 0
 0.0%
65 Vulkanausbruch 0
 0.0%
66 Kernkraftwerk Mühlheim 0
 0.0%
67 Politische Entwicklung, Zukunft in D 17
 0.9%
68 kirchliche Themen 0
 0.0%
69 Zerstrittenheit zw. pol. Akteuren 0
 0.0%
70 Diäten 2
 0.1%
71 Außenpolitik allg 6
 0.3%
72 Europäische Einheit 23
 1.3%
73 Frieden Erhaltung des Friedens 0
 0.0%
74 Kriege allg 1
 0.1%
75 Nichtrauchergesetz 0
 0.0%
76 Änderung des Beamtenstatus 0
 0.0%
77 Wahljahr 98 allg 282
 15.7%
78 SPD 3
 0.2%
79 F.D.P 0
 0.0%
80 Mord an Mädchen aus Versmold 0
 0.0%
81 Mord an Jungen aus Köln 0
 0.0%
82 Regierung allg 1
 0.1%
83 Kanzler allg 0
 0.0%
84 Reisen Kohl allg 1
 0.1%
85 Politik allg 90
 5.0%
86 Innenpolitik allg 13
 0.7%
87 Lokale, regionale Themen 32
 1.8%
88 Kommunalpolitik 5
 0.3%
89 Parteien allg 0
 0.0%
90 Politiker allg 0
 0.0%
91 Politiker: Integrität mangelnde In 0
 0.0%
92 Abtreibungsfrage 0
 0.0%
93 Clinton-Prozess 38
 2.1%
94 Bundestag 4
 0.2%
95 Unglücke allg 2
 0.1%
96 Naturkatastrophen allg 0
 0.0%
97 Schweinepest 0
 0.0%
98 Papst in Kuba 0
 0.0%
99 Karneval 0
 0.0%
100 Tornadoabsturz 0
 0.0%
101 Mißbrauch Mädchen in Fürth 0
 0.0%
102 Rechtschreibreform 2
 0.1%
103 Skandal um Juhnke 0
 0.0%
104 Lawinenunglück Frankreich 0
 0.0%
105 Rinderwahnsinn 0
 0.0%
106 Todesstrafe in USA 0
 0.0%
107 Weltraumforschung 1
 0.1%
108 VW-Strafe 0
 0.0%
109 Olympische Spiele Nagano 0
 0.0%
110 Urteil gegen Deutschen in Iran 0
 0.0%
111 Seilbahnunglück Dolomiten 0
 0.0%
112 Lebensmittelerpressung 0
 0.0%
113 Erdbeben Afghanistan 0
 0.0%
114 Volksentscheid Bayerischer Senat 0
 0.0%
115 Bundeswehr allg 4
 0.2%
116 Nato 1
 0.1%
117 Ermordung der Zöllner 0
 0.0%
118 Krieg in Jugoslawien 109
 6.1%
119 Lage in Russland 25
 1.4%
120 Gentechnologie 0
 0.0%
121 Krankheit Jelzin 0
 0.0%
122 Konflikt PLO - Israel 2
 0.1%
123 Friedensprozeß Israel 0
 0.0%
124 Unwetter in USA 0
 0.0%
125 Nordirland 0
 0.0%
126 Unruhen in Afrika 0
 0.0%
127 Hunger und Elend in der Welt 1
 0.1%
128 Hochwasser 0
 0.0%
129 Streik in Frankreich 0
 0.0%
130 Grand Prix mit Guildo Horn 0
 0.0%
131 Politischer Aschermittwoch 0
 0.0%
132 Meningitis in Bayern 0
 0.0%
133 Parteitag der Grünen 0
 0.0%
134 Diskussion um Bezinpreiserhöhung 24
 1.3%
135 Kindermord in Peine 0
 0.0%
136 Abfindung Töpfer 0
 0.0%
137 Rücktritt Rau 0
 0.0%
138 Vermisstes Mädchen Christine 0
 0.0%
139 CEBIT in Hannover 0
 0.0%
140 Kommunalwahlen 0
 0.0%
141 Reisen Clinton 0
 0.0%
142 Oscar-Verleihung 0
 0.0%
143 Schülermord in USA 0
 0.0%
144 Gysi als Spitzel 0
 0.0%
145 Kandidatur Kohl 0
 0.0%
146 Bundestagswahl 248
 13.8%
147 Politik der Grünen 1
 0.1%
148 Kinder-, Jugendkriminalität 0
 0.0%
149 SPD Kanzlerkandidatenfrage 0
 0.0%
150 Verhaftung Reemtsma-Entführer 0
 0.0%
151 Mehrwertsteuererhöhung 0
 0.0%
152 Übernahme von Rolls Royce durch BMW 0
 0.0%
153 Popgruppe Tic Tac Toe 0
 0.0%
154 PDS-Parteitag 0
 0.0%
155 \ko-Steuer 0
 0.0%
156 Erdbeben Italien 0
 0.0%
157 schwere Autounfälle 0
 0.0%
158 CDU CSU-Streit um Schäuble 0
 0.0%
159 Pastor Geyer Urteil 0
 0.0%
160 Gen-Datei 0
 0.0%
161 Ausbruch Häftling in Düren 0
 0.0%
162 Auflösung der RAF 0
 0.0%
163 Flugzeugabsturz Kolumbien 0
 0.0%
164 Rede Herzog 0
 0.0%
165 Streit um Garzweiler 1
 0.1%
166 SPD-Parteitag Leipzig 0
 0.0%
167 Affaire Marc Dutroux 0
 0.0%
168 Fußball-WM in Frankreich 1
 0.1%
169 Castor-Transport 0
 0.0%
170 Maikundgebungen 0
 0.0%
171 Freilassung Peter Graf 0
 0.0%
172 Landtagswahlen 5
 0.3%
173 Umweltkatastrophe Spanien 0
 0.0%
174 50 Jahre Israel 0
 0.0%
175 Atomtests Indien 0
 0.0%
176 Fusion Mercedes - Chrysler 0
 0.0%
177 Schlammlawine Italien 0
 0.0%
178 Ozonwerte 0
 0.0%
179 Unruhen in Indonesien 0
 0.0%
180 CDU-Parteitag 0
 0.0%
181 Mord an Christina in Sachsen 0
 0.0%
182 G8-Gipfel 0
 0.0%
183 EXPO 2000 0
 0.0%
184 Potenzpille Viagra 0
 0.0%
185 Atomversuche Pakistan 0
 0.0%
186 Absetzung Regierungssprecher 0
 0.0%
187 Klimakonferenz 0
 0.0%
188 Unfälle mit Kampfhunden 3
 0.2%
189 ICE-Unglück in Eschede 0
 0.0%
190 Lage in der Türkei 0
 0.0%
191 Äußerung Regierungssprecher Hauser 0
 0.0%
192 Wahlkampf 23
 1.3%
193 Besuch Jelzin 0
 0.0%
194 DGB-Kongreß 0
 0.0%
195 \ffentliches Gelöbnis 0
 0.0%
196 Brennerblockade 0
 0.0%
197 Urteil gegen Stolpe 0
 0.0%
198 Hooligans bei Fußball-WM 0
 0.0%
199 Rechtsradikalismus bei Bundeswehr 0
 0.0%
200 Schröder-kandidat Stollmann 0
 0.0%
201 Loveparade 0
 0.0%
202 Erdbeben in der Türkei 0
 0.0%
203 FDP-Parteitag 0
 0.0%
204 Waldbrände Florida 0
 0.0%
205 Waldbrände in Europa 0
 0.0%
206 Abgeschieb. Asylant in Bayern 1
 0.1%
207 2. Amtszeit Herzog 0
 0.0%
208 Tour de France 0
 0.0%
209 Kopftuch im Schuldienst 0
 0.0%
210 Abbau bei der Bundesbahn 0
 0.0%
211 Kinderpornoring in Holland 0
 0.0%
212 Zarenbeisetzung Rußland 0
 0.0%
213 Grubenunglück \sterreich 1
 0.1%
214 Ausländerpolitik 2
 0.1%
215 Katastrophe in Neu-Guinea 0
 0.0%
216 Mautgebühren auf Autobahnen 0
 0.0%
217 Sicherheit Bundesbahn 0
 0.0%
218 Schattenkabinett Schröder 0
 0.0%
219 Klima-, Wetterkatastrophen 1
 0.1%
220 Schießerei am Capitol 0
 0.0%
221 Algerien 0
 0.0%
222 Unfalltod Lady Diana 0
 0.0%
223 Hochwasser in China 3
 0.2%
224 Reisen Herzog allg 0
 0.0%
225 Busunglück in Frankreich 0
 0.0%
226 Steueraffaire Boris Becker 0
 0.0%
227 Lage in Sudan 0
 0.0%
228 Gasexplosion in Berlin 0
 0.0%
229 Anschläge auf US-Einrichtung Afrika 0
 0.0%
230 Kombilohn 0
 0.0%
231 Doping im Sport allg 0
 0.0%
232 Anschläge in Ägypten 0
 0.0%
233 Schlammlawine \sterreich 0
 0.0%
234 Leichtathletik in Budapest 0
 0.0%
235 USA - Angriffe Sudan, Afghanistan 0
 0.0%
236 Armut der Kinder in Deutschland 0
 0.0%
237 Flugzeugkatastrophen allg 0
 0.0%
238 Hurricane in USA 19
 1.1%
239 10. Jahrestag Ramstein 0
 0.0%
240 Flugzeugabsturz in Ecuador 1
 0.1%
241 Rücktritt Berti Vogts 0
 0.0%
242 Hochwasser Bangladesh 0
 0.0%
243 Spendenaffaire Clinton 0
 0.0%
244 Konflikt Iran - Afghanistan 0
 0.0%
245 Albanien Konflikt 2
 0.1%
246 Eurofighter 0
 0.0%
247 Hochwasser in Holland Belgien 0
 0.0%
248 Nolte zur Mehrwertsteuer 0
 0.0%
249 Tod von Florence Griffith-Joyner 0
 0.0%
250 Hurricane Karibik 2
 0.1%
253 Abschaffung 610-DM-Jobs 0
 0.0%
262 Mercedes, A-Klasse 0
 0.0%
264 Konflikt Irak 0
 0.0%
273 Studentenstreiks 0
 0.0%
274 Parteifinanzierung FDP 0
 0.0%
275 CSU-Parteitag 0
 0.0%
276 Kindermorde Belgien 0
 0.0%
277 Krankenhausnotopfer 0
 0.0%
281 Brände in Australien 0
 0.0%
282 Gestrandete Wale 0
 0.0%
283 Werbeverbot Tabak 0
 0.0%
284 Zugunglück bei Hannover 0
 0.0%
285 Anschlag bei Handball-WM 0
 0.0%
286 Bombe in Ludwigshafen 0
 0.0%
287 Neue Telefonanbieter 0
 0.0%
288 Erpresser Schwartau 0
 0.0%
289 Flugzeugabsturz Singapur 0
 0.0%
290 Flugzeugabsturz Griechenland 0
 0.0%
293 Regierungsbildung, Koalitionsverh 238
 13.2%
294 CDU CSU Rücktritte, neue Opposition 5
 0.3%
325 Spendenaktion 0
 0.0%
338 Weihnachten 0
 0.0%
395 Aktuelles Nachrichten allg 43
 2.4%
396 Sonstiges 10
 0.6%
997 Kein Thema, nichts gesehen 95
998 Weiß nicht 92
999 KA 31

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 1801
Missing cases 218
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