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German Election Study, 1992 (Politbarometer West) (ICPSR 6392)

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Summary:

This data collection consists of a cumulative file of the Politbarometer West surveys for 1992, which queried citizens of the former West Germany. In these surveys, certain topical questions were asked each month and others were asked irregularly or only once. Data cover the most important problems in Germany, level of satisfaction with democracy, party preference, vote choice in the last federal election, level of sympathy for coalition and opposition parties and politicians, attitudes toward foreigners living in Germany, the competence of the administration and the opposition in solving economic problems in East Germany, the most important federal politician, and the most important chancellor in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. Those surveyed also were asked about the economy, the need for a foreign work force, the stability of the Deutsche mark, expected tax increases, the asylum policy, becoming part of the European Union, preserving the status of German as an official language, and the potential danger to Germany from the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Additional questions covered housing, crime, health care reform, the need for a professional army, military intervention in the former Yugoslavia, level of sympathy toward France, Great Britain, Israel, Greece, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United States, preference for Bill Clinton or George Bush as president of the United States, and trips to East Germany since the unification.

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. These data are currently available at German Election Study, 1992 (Politbarometer West). Additional information may be available in Data Collection Notes.

    This poll 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 with special formatting characters where diacritical marks occur. The codebook contains page breaks and page headers every 67 lines in conformity with standard European page length. Introductory matter added by ICPSR is also formatted at 67 lines per page for consistency.

Study Description

Citation

Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim). GERMAN ELECTION STUDY, 1992 (POLITBAROMETER WEST). Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung [producer], 1994. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06392.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, candidates, crime, democracy, economic conditions, economic issues, elections, European Union, foreign workers, German reunification, government performance, health care reform, housing, immigration policy, military intervention, political attitudes, political campaigns, political change, political interest, political participation, political parties, public confidence, public opinion, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Germany, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1992-01--1992-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 1992-01--1992-12

Universe:   Citizens of the former Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) aged 18 and over living in private households with telephones.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This poll 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 with special formatting characters where diacritical marks occur. The codebook contains page breaks and page headers every 67 lines in conformity with standard European page length. Introductory matter added by ICPSR is also formatted at 67 lines per page for consistency.

Methodology

Sample:   Stratified multistage random sample.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 1999-04-26 Incorrect column locations for V326 have been corrected in the SPSS data definition statements (this variable appears in columns 384-385, not in columns 383-385).

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