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Principal Investigator(s): Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim)
This data collection consists of a cumulative file of the Politbarometer surveys of 1990, which queried citizens of West Germany. Though questions concerning parties and politicians are identical for each Politbarometer, some questions targeting political opinions vary with each survey administration. Data cover party preference, recent voting behavior, self-placement on a left-right political continuum, opinions about politicians, attitudes toward German unification and the potential consequences of East Germans moving to the Federal Republic (Uebersiedler), opinions about the necessity for a new constitution, preferred election date for the new government, fear of losing one's job, influence of survey results on an individual's voting record and on political attitudes, military intervention in the Persian Gulf region, and religiosity.
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at German Election Study, 1990.
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim). GERMAN ELECTION STUDY, 1990. Koeln, W. Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung [producer], 1993. Koeln, W. Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung and Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06189.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06189.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, candidates, economic conditions, elections, German reunification, military intervention, Persian Gulf War, political attitudes, political campaigns, political change, political interest, political participation, political parties, public confidence, public opinion, voter attitudes, voting behavior
Date of Collection:
Universe: Citizens of West Germany, including West Berlin, over age 18, residing in private households with telephones and eligible to vote.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
This study was conducted in the former Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and does not include data from the former East Germany. The codebook is in German.
Sample: Stratified multistage random sample.
Original ICPSR Release: 1994-03-10