German Election Study, 1994: Pre-Election Study (Policy and Party Preference) (ICPSR 34773)

Principal Investigator(s): Mannheimer Zentrum fuer Europaeische Sozialforschung, et al.


This data collection is part of an omnibus study on German political attitudes and behavior, with a focus on the 1994 German Federal Parliament election. In this study, German citizens were asked to give their opinions regarding German political parties, the German federal government, and various topical political controversies. Among the topics covered were the following: - satisfaction with the current federal government. - attitude toward a government led by the SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands or Social Democratic Party) or CDU/CSU (Christlich Demokratischen Union Deutschlands or Democratic Christian Party/Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern or Bavarian Social Christian Union) as a prerequisite for positive economic development. - party and coalition preferences. - attitudes toward the speed limit, the so-called "large bugging operation," job creation programs, and assumed ability of the political parties in these controversies. - assessment of the probability of winning seats in the Federal Parliament by the FDP (Freie Demokratische Partei or Liberal Democratic Party), Alliance 90/Greens, and PDS (Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus or Democratic Socialist Party). - intent to participate in the election, and present political leanings. - respondent's residential status and presence at home in the four days immediately preceding the interview. - whether the respondent owned a telephone and type of connection, a fax and modem for a PC, or an ISDN connection. - whether the respondent had a listing in the telephone directory. - union membership. - employment in the civil service.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    Germany, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1994-10

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.