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Study Report

Study Number: KB-506-001-1-1-West Germany-ICPSR-1965

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: German election study, September 1965.  [machine-readable data file] / Kasse, Max  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7103

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This study was directed at the respondents' voting behavior in the 1961 election, anticipated behavior in the 1965 election, and preferences for the government coalition and chancellorship following the election. Broader questions dealt with the general extent of mass media usage, and specifically as a political news source. The respondents' reliance on a variety of other sources of political information was also measured. The interview determined the respondents' perception of whether the CDU/CSU or SPD could best deal with a set of issues currently facing the Federal Republic. The procedure was repeated as the respondents were asked whether Brandt or Erhard could best deal with a similar list of issues. The survey also included scalometers which were used in evaluating the major political figures of 1965, and the major political parties. This dataset contains information for 1,411 respondents, weighted to 1,407.8, in the form of 114 variables. Interviews were conducted with a national area probability sample of voting age citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany interviewed in September 1965, prior to the federal elections.

SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. economy. election studies. foreign policy. political attitudes and behavior. political parties. voting attitudes and behavior. Federal Republic of Germany.

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