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Study Report

Study Number: KB-506-007-1-1-West Germany-ICPSR-1961

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: German election study, November 1961.  [machine-readable data file] / Baumert, Gerhard  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7101

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook (shared with KB-506-005 and KB-506-006).

Abstract: The November post-election study began by asking the respondent to assess his/her present and future economic situation, as well as the future economic situation of the Federal Republic. Scalometers were used in evaluating the major political figures of 1961 and the three major political parties. Further questions inquired about recent changes in party evaluations and the respondent's characterization of the CDU/CSU, SPD and FDP. Questions investigating the respondent's voting behavior in the 1961 election and long-term voting history were also included. Another series of questions inquired about the perceived source of campaign funding for each party and the respondents' opinion of various financing alternatives. This dataset contains information for 1,715 respondents in the form of approximately 200 variables. The study consists of a national area probability sample of citizens of the Federal Republic, including West Berlin, who were over 15 years of age. Interviews were conducted in November 1961, following the federal elections.

SUBJECT TERMS: campaigns. economic attitudes and behavior. election studies. political attitudes and behavior. voting attitudes and behavior. Federal Republic of Germany.

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