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Prussian Roll Call Data, 1848 (ICPSR 37)

Principal Investigator(s): Mathiesen, Philip


This data collection contains information on the voting patterns of the 556 deputies and alternates of the Prussian National Assembly of 1848. Variables provide information on the subject matter of the roll call votes in the Assembly, such as the establishment of a constitutional committee, the promulgation of the constitution, the abolition or the retention of the death penalty with or without provisos, the appointment by the king of all officers and colonels in the civic guard, the resignation of reactionary officers, the increase in taxes on unrefined beet sugar, contractual arrangements, the law concerning the hunting rights of the nobility, rights of tenants and landlords, special guarantees to Polish residents, abolition of the nobility with its titles and designations, and military aid to Vienna by the Prussian government. Demographic variables provide information on the National Assembly members, such as their occupation, membership status in the Assembly, electoral district, party membership, election date, previous service, and committee assignments. Also provided are variables on urban characteristics and religious characteristics of the deputy's electoral district.

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Study Description


Mathiesen, Philip. PRUSSIAN ROLL CALL DATA, 1848. Compiled by Philip Mathiesen, Lowell State College. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00037.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00037.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    legislative bodies, legislators, nineteenth century, Prussian National Assembly, roll call data, voting patterns

Geographic Coverage:    Europe, Germany, Prussia, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1848

Universe:    Members of the Prussian National Assembly in 1848.

Data Type(s):    roll call voting data

Data Collection Notes:

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Data Source:

published books, serials, periodicals, and an unpublished dissertation

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03



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