CSES Module 4 First Advance Release

Resource Type
  • Beltrán, Ulises (Political Studies Division, Mexico)
  • Marsh, Michael (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Schönbach, Klaus (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Sauger, Nicolas (Sciences Po, France)
  • Kritzinger, Sylvia (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Müller, Wolfgang C. (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Aguilar, Rosario (Political Studies Division, Mexico)
  • Komar, Olivera (De Facto Consultancy, Montenegro)
  • Gegaj, Pavle (De Facto Consultancy, Montenegro)
  • Bešic, Milo (De Facto Consultancy, Montenegro)
  • Vowles, Jack (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Todosijevic, Bojan (Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, Serbia)
  • Pavlovic, Zoran (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Howell, Dave A. (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Ilirjani, Altin (USAID, USA)
  • Lutz, Georg (FORS, Switzerland)
  • Huang, Chi (National Chengchi University, Taiwan, R.O.C.)
  • Bureekul, Thawilwadee (King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Thailand)
  • Albitton, Robert B. (University of Mississippi, USA)
  • Sangmahamad, Ratchawadee (King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Thailand)
Other Title
  • Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (2011-2016) (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Austria: Jaksch & Partner, Linz (Data Collector)
  • France: TNS-Sofres, Montrouge (Data Collector)
  • Ireland: RED C Research & Marketing Ltd, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Mexico: CAMPO, S. C., Puebla (Data Collector)
  • Montenegro: De Facto Consultancy, Podgorica (Data Collector)
  • New Zealand: Centre for Methods and Policy Applications in the Social Sciences (COMPASS), University of Auckland, Auckland (Data Collector)
  • Serbia: Ipsos Strategic Marketing, Belgrad (Data Collector)
  • Switzerland: DemoSCOPE Research & Marketing, Adligenswil (Data Collector)
  • Taiwan: Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei (Data Collector)
  • Thailand: King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Bangkok (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    The module was administered as a post-election interview. The resulting data are provided along with voting, demographic, district and macro variables in a single dataset. CSES Variable List The list of variables is being provided on the CSES Website to help in understanding what content is available from CSES, and to compare the content available in each module. Themes: MICRO-LEVEL DATA: Identification and study administration variables: weighting factors; election type; date of election 1st and 2nd round; study timing (post-election study, pre-election and post-election study, between rounds of majoritarian election); mode of interview; gender of interviewer; date questionnaire administered; primary electoral district of respondent; number of days the interview was conducted after the election; language of questionnaire. Demography: year and month of birth; gender; education; marital status; union membership; union membership of others in household; business association membership, farmers´ association membership; professional association membership; current employment status; main occupation; socio economic status; employment type - public or private; industrial sector; current employment status, occupation, socio economic status, employment type - public or private, and industrial sector of spouse; household income; number of persons in household; number of children in household under the age of 18; number of children in household under the age of 6; attendance at religious services; religiosity; religious denomination; language usually spoken at home; region of residence; race; ethnicity; rural or urban residence; primary electoral district; country of birth; year arrived in current country. Survey variables: perception of public expenditure on health, education, unemployment benefits, defense, old-age pensions, business and industry, police and law enforcement, welfare benefits; perception of improving individual standard of living, state of economy, government’s action on income inequality; respondent cast a ballot at the current and the previous election; vote choice (presidential, lower house and upper house elections) at the current and the previous election; respondent cast candidate preference vote at the current and the previous election; difference who is in power and who people vote for; sympathy scale for selected parties and political leaders; assessment of parties on the left-right-scale and/or an alternative scale; self-assessment on a left-right-scale and an optional scale; satisfaction with democracy; party identification; intensity of party identification, institutional and personal contact in the electoral campaigning, in person, by mail, phone, text message, email or social networks, institutional contact by whom; political information questions; expected development of household income in the next twelve month; ownership of residence, business or property or farm or livestock, stocks or bonds, savings; likelihood to find another job within the next twelve month; spouse likelihood to find another job within the next twelve month. DISTRICT-LEVEL DATA: number of seats contested in electoral district; number of candidates; number of party lists; percent vote of different parties; official voter turnout in electoral district. MACRO-LEVEL DATA: election outcomes by parties in current (lower house/upper house) legislative election; percent of seats in lower house received by parties in current lower house/upper house election; percent of seats in upper house received by parties in current lower house/upper house election; percent of votes received by presidential candidate of parties in current elections; electoral turnout; party of the president and the prime minister before and after the election; number of portfolios held by each party in cabinet, prior to and after the most recent election; size of the cabinet after the most recent election; number of parties participating in election; ideological families of parties; left-right position of parties assigned by experts and alternative dimensions; most salient factors in the election; fairness of the election; formal complaints against national level results; election irregularities reported; scheduled and held date of election; irregularities of election date; extent of election violence and post-election violence; geographic concentration of violence; post-election protest; electoral alliances permitted during the election campaign; existing electoral alliances; requirements for joint party lists; possibility of apparentement and types of apparentement agreements; multi-party endorsements on ballot; votes cast; voting procedure; voting rounds; party lists close, open, or flexible; transferable votes; cumulated votes if more than one can be cast; compulsory voting; party threshold; unit for the threshold; freedom house rating; democracy-autocracy polity IV rating; age of the current regime; regime: type of executive; number of months since last lower house and last presidential election; electoral formula for presidential elections; electoral formula in all electoral tiers (majoritarian, proportional or mixed); for lower and upper houses was coded: number of electoral segments; linked electoral segments; dependent formulae in mixed systems; subtypes of mixed electoral systems; district magnitude (number of members elected from each district); number of secondary and tertiary electoral districts; fused vote; size of the lower house; GDP growth (annual percent); GDP per capita; inflation, GDP Deflator (annual percent); Human development index; total population; total unemployment; TI corruption perception index; international migrant stock and net migration rate; general government final consumption expenditure; public spending on education; health expenditure; military expenditure; central government debt; Gini index; internet users per 100 inhabitants; mobile phone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants; fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants; daily newspapers; constitutional federal structure; number of legislative chambers; electoral results data available; effective number of electoral and parliamentary parties.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-10-01 / 2013-10-29
  • 2012-05-10 / 2012-06-09
  • 2011-03-06 / 2011-04-10
  • 2012-07-13 / 2012-07-19
  • 2013-02-02 / 2013-03-28
  • 2011-11-30 / 2012-04-04
    New Zealand
  • 2012-12-21 / 2013-02-10
  • 2011-10-24 / 2011-12-12
  • 2012-01-15 / 2012-03-06
  • 2011-07-03 / 2011-09-19
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • Montenegro (ME)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Serbia (RS)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • Thailand (TH)
Sampled Universe
The universe differs across countries. In most countries it includes eligible voters or residents aged 18 or older.
Sampling procedures differ across countries. In most cases multistage stratified cluster sampling or stratified systematic random sampling was used. Detailed information on sampling for most countries is available in the codebook.
Collection Mode
  • Individual level: Modes of data collection differ across countries. A standardized questionnaire was administered in face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews or as fixed form self-administered questionnaire. District level: Aggregation of official electoral statistics. Country level: Expert survey using fixed form self-administered questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 445
Information on funders These materials are based on work supported by the American National Science Foundation (www.nsf.gov) under grant numbers SES-0817701 and SES-1154687, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the governments of several German Länder, the University of Michigan, in-kind support of participating election studies, the many organizations that sponsor planning meetings and conferences, and the many organizations that fund election studies by CSES collaborators. Disclaimer Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding organizations. Further country-specific documentation Field questionnaires, macro reports, and design reports are provided for download on the website CSES Module 4 Election Study Archive
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5182 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-06-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2014-05-20