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GESIS Online Panel Pilot: Politics (survey 7)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaczmirek, Lars (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Bandilla, Wolfgang (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Schaurer, Ines (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Struminskaya, Bella (GESIS Mannheim)
Other Title
  • Deutschlandstudie (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Language and linguistics
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Politics. This study number comprises the data collected during the so called main studies. The main studies represent three surveys which have partially been used for methodic experiments. The questions are identical in every survey except for the described differences. Topics: satisfaction with democracy in Germany; attitude towards various political issues and value orientation; political interest; tax cut vs. social benefits; altruistic attitude; pessimism; trust in politicians and institutions; self-assessment and evaluation of parties on a left-right continuum; political knowledge (knowledge test: five percent hurdle, meaning of first and second vote); turnout intention; party preference (opinion poll); political participation; contact with public authorities; voluntary work; participation in a citizens´ initiative or a referendum; participation in last federal election; voting behaviour in last federal election; if applicable: reasons for different voting behaviour in case of vote splitting; most important political issue in Germany and the parties ability to solve it. Demography: German as mother tongue; self-reported knowledge of the German language in speech and writing; knowledge of the home coutry´s language/the parents´ language in speech and writing; self-reported diligence in answering the questionnaire; evaluation of the survey (interesting, rich in variety, important for sciences, long, difficult, too personal); interruption of the survey; personal remarks about the survey. Additionally encoded: amount of the respondent´s incentive.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-09-14 / 2011-12-01
  • 2011-12-14 / 2012-04-26
  • 2012-01-04 / 2012-04-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking population aged 18 and older using the Internet for private purposes.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Telephone sampling with online follow-up surveys: Respondents willing to participate subsequent to a prior telephone interview and who provided an e-mail address (Dual-Frame Gabler/Häder procedure, last-birthday method, mobile and landline sample)
Collection Mode
  • Online survey with standardized questionnaire
Main study 1 and main study 2 were conducted by GESIS. The respondents of main study 3 were recruited via CATI by an external fieldwork agency. Under certain conditions, the CATI was not carried out entirely but in a shortened version of the interview. In those cases the essential questions were posed in the online surveys afterwards.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5588 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Struminskaya, Bella; Kaczmirek, Lars; Schaurer, Ines; Bandilla, Wolfgang; Gabler, Siegfried; Häder, Sabine (2011): Identifying non-working numbers in cell phone RDD samples via HLR-Lookup technology: reduced survey costs and higher precision in response rate calculation. In: Survey Practice, August

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2014-06-26

Kaczmirek, Lars; Bandilla, Wolfgang; Schaurer, Ines; Struminskaya, Bella (2014): GESIS Online Panel Pilot: Politik (Umfrage 7). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.