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Study Report

Study Number: KB-506-003-1-1-West Germany-ICPSR-1969

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: German pre- and post-election study, 1969.  [machine-readable data file] / Klingemann, Hans D.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7098

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The study was directed at the respondent's interest in politics and sources of political information. The respondent was asked about problems facing the Federal Republic and which party could best deal with the problem. The respondent evaluated several political figures. A number of measures were used to evaluate the political parties, including a series of semantic differential items. The interviews further inquired about the respondent's voting behavior in the 1965 election, and his or her anticipated and actual behavior in the 1969 election. Other topics explored in the survey include the respondent's position on current issues, attitude toward the new government coalition, perceptions of tasks ahead for the government, and the respondent's father's past political preferences. An additional component of the dataset consists of 1970 census data for each respondent's community which has been merged with the survey data. These aggregate variables describe the community members in terms of marital status, religion, employment status, and industry of employment. Information was obtained from 1,158 respondents in the form of 73 variables. Interviews were conducted with a sample of voting age citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany. The respondents were interviewed in September before the 1969 Federal election, and then reinterviewed in October or November following the election.

SUBJECT TERMS: communities. election studies. government coalition. political attitudes and behavior. political parties. political party preference. voting attitudes and behavior. Federal Republic of Germany.

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