German Election Study, 1991 (Politbarometer East) (ICPSR 6391)

Principal Investigator(s):
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim); USUMA (East Berlin)

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06391.v1

Version V1

This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. These data are currently available at German Election Study, 1991 (Politbarometer East).

Additional information may be available in Collection Notes.

This poll was conducted in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and does not include data from the former West 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.

This data collection consists of a cumulative file of the Politbarometer East surveys for 1991, which queried citizens of the former East 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, voting behavior in the last federal election, level of sympathy for coalition and opposition parties, and opinions about Gorbachev, Bush, Adenauer, Erhard, Grotewohl, Honecker, Shumacher, and Ulbricht. Those surveyed also were asked about their level of support for parties backing Kohl and Engholm, the economic situation in East Germany, their own economic situation, whom they considered to be the most important politician in the Federal Republic of Germany, and their expectations regarding the outcome of the next election for the Free Democratic Coalition (FDP). Additional questions covered the competence of the administration and the opposition in dealing with the economic situation in East Germany, the ousting of Honecker, STASI (Secret Service), Berlin or Bonn as the capital, the level of satisfaction with living circumstances under western standards, and the possibility of moving to West Germany.

1991-01 -- 1991-12

1991-01 -- 1991-12

This poll was conducted in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and does not include data from the former West 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.

Stratified multistage random sample.

Citizens of the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) aged 18 and over living in private households with telephones.

telephone interviews

survey data

1995-03-16

2013-09-18