Dataset: Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voting Behavior in Reunified Germany 1994

Variable v120a: Dissatisfied with parties: 1st

Literal Question

Q12
<INT.: allow only one response!>
Today many people are dissatisfied with the political parties in the FRG. How about you: what bothers you most about the parties?

1. response

1 lack of economic competence
2 don't do enough against unemployment
3 bad budgetary and financial policy
4 unfair tax policy
5 too pro-industry and pro-business
6 little commitment for the new federal states
7 missing price stability
8 missing social dedication
9 wrong youth welfare policy
10 wrong family and feminist policy
11 bad policy concerning seniors and pensions
12 neglect of housing construction
13 wrong health policy and nursing care insurance
14 neglect of internal security
15 wrong policy concerning foreigners and asylum-seekers
18 not enough dedication to the environment
19 European policy, EURO
22 other relevant political issues
24 don't show enough dedication
25 wooing of votes
27 there's no clear line
28 opportunists
29 empty promises
30 bad party politics
31 no stamina
32 party discipline is disturbing
33 too much power
36 unfair politics
37 no people's representatives
38 no trend-setting politics
39 lack of realism
40 incapability
41 unimaginative, uninspired
42 no calibre/character
43 no personalities
44 cult of personality
45 army of bureaucrats
46 missing idealism
50 dishonest, liars
51 obscure, slippery as an eel
52 unobjective, polemics
53 unfair, intolerant, unjust
54 party wrangling
55 office hunter, professional politicians
56 practise self-support
57 bribable, party sleaze
58 power-hungry
59 egomaniacs
60 tacticians, calculating
61 unscrupulous, no morals
62 arrogant, self-conceited
63 inflexible
64 dubious practices
68 not a lot public relations
69 grand appearances in the media
70 no popular touch
71 can't sell themselves
72 brainwashing (of) the people
75 too many political parties
76 it's necessary to outlaw leftist parties
77 it's necessary to outlaw rightist parties
78 predominance of large parties
79 too wide influence of small parties
84 ageing of the parties
85 disagreement within the parties
95 don't like anything
96 no interest in political parties
97 other
98 nothing, no criticism
99 NA, don't know


Values Categories N
1 lack of economic competence 15
 0.4%
2 don't do enough agnst unemployment 49
 1.2%
3 bad budgetary and financial policy 70
 1.7%
4 unfair tax policy 43
 1.0%
5 too pro-industry and pro-business 19
 0.5%
6 little commitment for new fdrl states 23
 0.6%
7 missing price stability 4
 0.1%
8 missing social dedication 61
 1.5%
9 wrong youth welfare policy 4
 0.1%
10 wrong family and feminist policy 24
 0.6%
11 bad policy concerning seniors 7
 0.2%
12 neglect of housing construction 4
 0.1%
13 wrong health policy 7
 0.2%
14 neglect of internal security 12
 0.3%
15 wrong policy concrnng foreigners 21
 0.5%
18 not enough dedication to environment 8
 0.2%
22 other relevant political issues 20
 0.5%
24 don't show enough dedication 267
 6.5%
25 wooing of votes 26
 0.6%
27 there's no clear line 129
 3.1%
28 opportunists 6
 0.1%
29 empty promises 676
 16.4%
30 bad party politics 53
 1.3%
31 no stamina 11
 0.3%
32 party discipline is disturbing 27
 0.7%
33 too much power 27
 0.7%
36 unfair politics 15
 0.4%
37 no people's representatives 204
 5.0%
38 no trend-setting politics 10
 0.2%
39 lack of realism 22
 0.5%
40 incapability 37
 0.9%
41 unimaginative, uninspired 14
 0.3%
42 no calibre/character 45
 1.1%
43 no personalities 30
 0.7%
44 cult of personality 10
 0.2%
45 army of bureaucrats 19
 0.5%
46 missing idealism 8
 0.2%
50 dishonest, liars 266
 6.5%
51 obscure, slippery as an eel 46
 1.1%
52 unobjective, polemics 77
 1.9%
53 unfair, intolerant, unjust 34
 0.8%
54 party wrangling 296
 7.2%
55 office hunter, professional politicians 29
 0.7%
56 practise self-support 184
 4.5%
57 bribable, party sleaze 135
 3.3%
58 power-hungry 135
 3.3%
59 egomaniacs 113
 2.7%
60 tacticians, calculating 16
 0.4%
61 unscrupulous, no morals 7
 0.2%
62 arrogant, self-conceited 53
 1.3%
63 inflexible 17
 0.4%
64 dubious practices 10
 0.2%
68 not a lot public relations 5
 0.1%
69 grand appearances in the media 32
 0.8%
70 no popular touch 84
 2.0%
71 can't sell themselves 6
 0.1%
72 brainwashing (of) the people 7
 0.2%
75 too many political parties 17
 0.4%
76 it's necessary to outlaw leftist parties 21
 0.5%
77 it's necessary to outlaw rightist parties 11
 0.3%
78 predominance of large parties 3
 0.1%
79 too wide influence of small parties 1
 0.0%
84 ageing of the parties 10
 0.2%
95 don't like anything 15
 0.4%
96 no interest in political parties 25
 0.6%
97 other 25
 0.6%
98 nothing, no criticism 156
 3.8%
99 NA, don't know 248
 6.0%

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 4111
Missing cases 0
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 99.0
This variable is numeric

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