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German Election Study, 1987 (ICPSR 8971) RSS

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This data collection combines data from 12 cross-sectional surveys conducted from January 1986 through February 1987. Among the topics covered are respondent evaluations of the political parties and party leaders, assessments of personal and national economic conditions, and attitudes on various public issues. Demographic information on respondents also was gathered.

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at German Election Study, 1987.

Study Description


Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim). German Election Study, 1987. ICPSR08971-v2. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1990. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08971.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Germany)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, candidates, economic conditions, elections, political attitudes, political campaigns, political interest, political participation, political parties, public confidence, public opinion, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Germany, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1986-01--1987-02

Date of Collection:  

  • 1986-01--1987-02

Universe:   German citizens over age 18 residing in private households. West Berlin was excluded.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This dataset integrates the separate surveys by coding the same questions from each of the surveys under one variable. This necessitates the use of a study filter variable V3 for all analyses.

Produced by the Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung, Cologne, Germany, 1990.


Sample:   Stratified multistage random sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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